It’s getting more and more weird over there in Richmond.
Not long after Gov. Bob McDonnell admitted forgetting the significance slavery had to the Civil War, word comes from his administration that a junior flunky had instituted a policy regarding the constitutional right to vote.
Until January, many Virginia felons could have their voting rights restored by filling out a simple form.
Under McDonnell, the policy changed to this: the felon had to write an essay detailing how he/she has turned his life around and therefore deserved to have his/her voting rights restored.
I was going to have some fun with this one.
I was going to draft a form letter for those felons to copy in their own handwriting, filling in the blanks with different offenses and good deeds to demonstrate their worthiness to vote — and promising always to vote Republican, of course.
But those infernal brains in the governor’s office headed me off at the pass, so to speak.
They withdrew the new policy (darn it!) and blamed it all on an unnamed staffer who was acting without the proper authority.
Who was this? And what other policies have they made that we don’t know about yet?