April 11, 2006

WHEN PUSH COMES TO SHOVE...:

Virginia Governor Kaine Refuses to Sign Amendment Banning Same-Sex Marriage (Gudrun Schultz, April 11, 2006, LifeSiteNews.com)

Governor Timothy M. Kaine of Virginia refused to sign a proposed constitutional amendment yesterday that would ban same-sex marriage in the state, and said he will vote against the bill when it comes before Virginians in November.

Democrats let this guy give their State of the Union rebuttal because he represents their capacity to appeal to the moral majority?

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 11, 2006 11:19 PM
Comments

The one-term nature of Virginia governors both allows him to do this without worring about re-election reprecussions, and builds up some street cred with the more liberal Democrats, who were irked he was allowed to give the reply to Bush's speech.

Plus, this is the first year of his administration, so even if he were to end up as the VP nominee, it would be an action two years in the past by the time he has to face a national audience that would care little about Virginia state politics (but if he were to somehow run and then win the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008, then that's another story, and he's setting himself up to be Dukakissed by the McCain folks that fall).


Posted by: John at April 12, 2006 12:32 AM

Note that the only legislative position that the Governor takes that is in accord with his deeply felt Catholic faith is opposition to the death penalty. How convenient for him that by coincidence that is the standard liberal position...

Posted by: b at April 12, 2006 11:26 AM

the guy was a joke when he was on national tv, after the sotu address. he is still a joke.

Posted by: toe at April 12, 2006 12:41 PM

Why would Catholics (in particular) be against gay marriage?

What's in it for them?

Posted by: Robert at April 12, 2006 10:05 PM

Because they're more serious than most.

Posted by: oj at April 12, 2006 10:23 PM

Robert: Catholics take the sacraments seriously.

Posted by: b at April 13, 2006 12:15 PM
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