It's one embarrassment after another under the three stooges regime of Taliban Bob and Ken Kookinelli. Virginians have been subjected first to the anti-gay debacle launched by Kookinelli and then we had the "Confederate History" debacle. Recently, we saw McDonnell's trangender ex-sister in-law speak out at a gay rights rally in Richmond, and now we have the McDonnell/Kookinelli agenda to keep [black] ex-felons disqualified to vote.
It is a sad day that Virginia has descended from the glory days of Thomas Jefferson and the other founding fathers to a bunch of religious extremist boobs. Stated another way, while much of the world has embraced the Enlightenment intellectualism of Jefferson, Virginia under McDonnell and Kookinelli has backslid to a glorification of the Confederacy and Jim Crow laws that disenfranchised black Americans.
The trouble is that Kookinelli - who thinks he knows all things on all subjects - failed to remind McDonnell of the inconvenient fact that federal law trumps state law and a little thing called the Voting Rights Act takes precedent over the GOP effort to keep black former felons - i.e., those likely to vote Democrat - disqualified from voting. The Washington Post has coverage on McDonnell's latest adventure in figuratively stepping in dog s*hit. Here are some highlights: