Once again, Virginia’s General Assembly is providing fodder for late-night comedians.
Last year, it was the controversy over legislation requiring women to submit to an ultrasound procedure before having an abortion.
Last night, Stephen Colbert had fun with the redistricting ambush that Senate Republicans pulled on Monday.
Colbert noted the irony that Republicans executed the maneuver on the holiday for Martin Luther King, Jr., while one Democratic senator — civil rights lawyer Henry Marsh of Richmond — was attending President Barack Obama’s inauguration.
Said Colbert: “In the words of Dr. King: ‘I have been to the mountain top. And while I was there, they heavily redistricted the promised land.’”
Colbert also noted that the Senate closed Monday’s acrimonious floor session by adjourning in honor of Confederate Gen. Stonewall Jackson.
– Michael Sluss