That's Enthusiasm: McDonnell to Fulfill 'Obligation' to Campaign for Allen
Richmond, VA -- Yesterday the Washington Examiner reported that Governor Bob McDonnell will hit the trail for former Senator George Allen next week and quoted McDonnell as saying:
"The road to the U.S. Senate goes through Virginia, and we feel an obligation to support George Allen."
While McDonnell's not exactly doing cartwheels about the prospect of stumping for Allen, next week's events do offer an opportunity for Allen to offer a long-overdue condemnation of the mandatory ultrasound law that has become a defining part of McDonnell's time as governor.
Allen has repeatedly ducked the bill, even as thousands of Virginians spoke out against the divisive and distracting legislation that made the Commonwealth a national laughingstock.
While McDonnell fulfills his "obligation" to Allen, the two Republicans can also share notes on other radical agenda items like Allen's support for Personhood legislation and the Blunt amendment, both of which would crack down on birth control access for women. They can even bond over their shared advocacy for a Romney-Ryan agenda that would slash Medicare and privatize Social Security to protect taxpayer handouts to billionaires and oil companies.
McDonnell's support for Allen may amount to a lukewarm sense of "obligation," but that won't stop Allen from dragging this Commonwealth and country backward if he winds up back in the U.S. Senate.