Poor Bill Bolling. First, he had to contend with that flat-earth upstart Ken Cuccinelli, who refuses to wait his turn to move into the Governor’s Mansion. Now, he’s become terrified of the wild-eyed, social extremists who are passing bills in the House of Delegates and the State Senate and expecting Bolling to break Senate ties, simultaneously painting himself into an extremist corner from which he will have to run in 2013.
So, Bolling has written a gentle letter of sort-of-reprimand to the GOPers in both houses, asking them to start concentrating on issues they were sent to Richmond to deal with.
“As you are well aware, during this year’s legislative session there has been a concentrated effort on the part of some to suggest that our focus has been on other things,” Bolling said. “…We need to be mindful of this effort because in politics perception can sometimes be reality…As we enter the final days of the 2012 General Assembly session, I hope you will join me in continuing to focus our attention on the issues that matter most to the people of Virginia.”
Sadly, it’s way too late for Bolling and the wingnut boys to “focus…attention on the issues that matter most.” That metaphorical train left the station when the big rush was on to eliminate the law that stopped Virginia from being the gun runner capital of the East Coast, to play God and decide when a life begins, to treat women’s bodies as the chattel of the state, etc. Add to that Bolling’s need for a personality transplant, and that guy has lots to worry about for 2013. When your party has become the object of national television ridicule night after night, it’ll be almost impossible to change the political discussion to something else.