Let’s see if we have this right:
Ralph Northam, the governor of Virginia, says he’s sorry he either put on a KKK outfit or showed up in a picture on his medical school yearbook page in blackface … wait … before he said the very next day, Never mind, I made a boo-boo, it wasn’t me.
Everybody this side of Pluto wants him to resign even if he’s now telling the truth and wasn’t in the picture. I want him to resign because he’s an idiot.
Then we have the next in line should the governor take a long walk on a short pier – the lieutenant governor, Justin Fairfax … who stands accused of sexually assaulting a woman, a college professor, in 2004 during the Democratic National Convention.
He denies it, says what happened was consensual. But when he pretty much called her a liar, she issued a statement. “What began as consensual kissing quickly turned into a sexual assault,” she says, adding that he forced her to perform oral sex on him despite her struggles against his doing so.
Remember when we were told we have to believe women when they make such charges. Funny thing, but most of the people who were lecturing us – the ones who oh so solemnly told the world they believed Christine Blasey Ford when she said Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in high school – don’t want to talk about the allegations against the lieutenant governor.
It’s hypocritical, of course, but also understandable. Mr. Fairfax is black and having a (second) black governor in Richmond, Virginia — the capital of the Old Confederacy –would be quite a notch in the liberal/progressive belt. (Doug Wilder was the first.) Apparently, some allegations of sexual assault, credible as they may be, are worth ignoring.
And the third in line to the governorship, Mark Herring, the attorney general, who just a few days ago said the governor must resign, has announced that he too put on blackface at a party in 1980.
Is this a Mel Brooks movie or what?
The fourth in line is the speaker of the Virginia House. Guess what. He’s a Republican.
Stand by as Chris Matthews or Don Lemon or some other left-wing knucklehead comes to the conclusion that it’s all a Machiavellian Republican plot to install one of their own in the governor’s mansion.
And what are the odds that before this is over some conspiratorial progressive at the New York Times will blame Donald Trump for the mess in Virginia? I’m serious: What are the odds?
Alert: By the time you read this everyone involved may have resigned — and we may learn that the Republican Speaker of the House is Vladimir Putin’s brother-in-law. Hey, it’s possible!