Editor: In early February, the Northam/Fairfax/Herring debacle began to unfold as the greatest embarrassment to the Commonwealth of Virginia in my lifetime. The liberal chorus was shrieking, calling for resignations, apologies, atonement … blah, blah, blah.
That was over three months ago. The three personalities in question are still in office, as if nothing had happened. Well, that’s because nothing has happened. The liberal handbook doesn’t have a chapter on what to do when your own party’s elected officials—three of them in this case—don’t meet the high moral standards that the liberals set for conservatives (but evidently not for themselves). So, what do they do? They simply stop talking about it. They “move on,” as they like to say. What happened to the outcry and the outrage and all of the other things they were ranting about by mid-February? It would seem that their moral standards are either time expired or water soluble, eh? They certainly don’t have any staying power. Or, perhaps, they just don’t have any real moral standards to begin with?
Other than an excellent letter by Mr. Phillip Thompson, this news outlet and its readers have been strangely silent on the whole matter. I bet that wouldn’t be the case if the governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general were Republicans, huh? Huh? No sir, not the case at all. There would be rock and bottle throwing incidents, rioting, looting, statues being torn down, hearings, investigations, strikes, demonstrations (peaceful and otherwise), all of the usual liberal tricks, legal and illegal. So to me, the party that professes to be one of forgiveness and second chances is nothing but a party of hypocrites. You conservatives need to adhere to the standards that we can’t meet ourselves. Right. Keep that in mind when November rolls around, won’t you?
MB Cranshaw, Aldie