When the attorney general says he can’t stand up for the governor’s education reform, he’s on solid legal ground.
Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli distanced himself more from a scandal-plagued Gov. Bob McDonnell with a letter advising him to look elsewhere for help defending against an anticipated legal challenge to a new law allowing state control of failing local schools.
The timing of the letter leaves Cuccinelli, embroiled in a heated gubernatorial campaign, open to speculation about possible political motives. All of that aside, the attorney general is right.