Imagine If Virginia Had an Attorney General Like Kamala Harris?


    Yesterday, in California, the election for Attorney General was finally settled, with Democrat Kamala Harris defeating pragmatic/moderate Republican (what a concept!) Steve Cooley by about 51,500 votes. That completes a Democratic sweep of statewide offices in California, countering the pro-Teapublican trend we saw nationwide, and of course here in Virginia, this past election day.

    I was curious about Kamala Harris, so I checked out her website’s issues page. As a Virginia-focused blogger, what struck me the most was the stark contrast between what Harris plans to do as Attorney General of her state, and what our pathetic excuse for an Attorney General — divisive, extremist, homophobic, anti-environment wackjob Ken Kookinelli — is doing here in Virginia.  I mean, just imagine if our state’s Attorney General stood for stuff like this:

    *”Kamala Harris has been an early and ardent supporter of marriage equality.”

    *”Kamala Harris is commited to protecting a woman’s right to make determinations about health decisions.”

    *”As Attorney General, Kamala Harris will use the powers of the office to protect our environment”, including “pioneering state efforts to both mitigate and adapt to the myriad environmental threats posed by climate change.”

    *” She has created new prosecution units focused on child assault, public integrity and environmental crimes, and has taken on perpetrators of financial crimes, mortgage fraud, identity theft and elder abuse.”

    Now, that is what a real Attorney General (other examples are Richard Blumenthal in Connecticut and Douglas Gansler in Maryland) can do, unlike the national laughingstock – and rightly so – who holds the office in Virginia right now. Just imagine…

    P.S. Although even cuckoo-for-Cocoa-Puffs Cooch was able to figure out that Corey Stewart’s “Rule of Law” resolution is a poorly-written, redundant, unconstitutional (in parts at least) joke.