Bob McDonnell: Pat Robertson Republican

Friday, February 20, 2009

In honor of "Taliban Bob" McDonnell's last day as Attorney General, here's a video of him with his "dear friend" Pat Robertson's (who also refers to McDonnell as a "distinguished graduate of Regent University"). McDonnell will try to run as a "moderate," but don't believe it: he's a Pat Robertson Republican to the core. If that's what you like, then by all means support him. If Pat Robertson Republicanism is not your cup of tea, on the other hand, it looks like you'll be voting Democratic this November...whoever the Democratic nominee happens to be.



    It is appalling that you would cheapen the horror that the Taliban spread by using it as a petty nickname for a politician you disagree with.

  2. No, this is what's appalling:
    "If you thought such overbearing minions of morality existed only among Afghan extremists, think again. Taliban Bob says Newport News Circuit Judge Verbena Askew may not be fit for reappointment to the bench if she ever violated the state’s crimes-against-nature law.

    Revelations of a sex-harassment accusation against Askew by a former female official at the Newport News Drug Court spurred Taliban Bob to this moral high ground. Doesn’t matter that an investigator found "little, if any, credible evidence to support the allegations and substantial credible evidence to support the denial." Doesn’t matter that the accusation—even if true—never involved allegations of touching or kissing, much less anything carnal.

    Taliban Bob, a graduate of Pat Robertson’s Regent University Law School and a darling of Robertson’s Christian Coalition, assumes that the harassment claim might mean that Askew might be a lesbian. And if she is, McDonnell says, she may not be judicial material. Then, he defends his bigotry by hiding behind the crimes-against-nature law."

  3. It DOES seem to hit a raw nerve with you guys, though. Gee, I wonder why that is... :)

  4. By the way- He was proud of the nickname, Taliban Bob"; but I recall his pride in a personal reference to it prior to 2003...I think he actually had the nickname among his peers in the General Assembly before it was coined in the column to which you refer.

    -His former brother-in-law