Looks like Ken Cuccinelli’s call for a special session of the General Assembly, now being referred to as “The Cuccinelli Session”, ended up making Steve Shannon look like a chump, or so says Bob Holsworth. If Shannon is supposed to be some sort of great prosecutor, why the heck didn’t he figure out that a recent court ruling was playing havoc with prosecutions of drunk drivers and causing a crisis in police forensics departments across the Commonwealth? Looks like Cooch not only did a good thing here, but through the way Shannon reacted, demonstrated how Cuccinelli is the only choice for Attorney General this November.
Steve Shannon initially thought that the matter could be handled administratively and rejected Cuccinelli’s call for a special session as a “political stunt.”
Unfortunately for Shannon, the Governor agreed with Cuccinelli.
The decision to hold the special session helped Cuccinelli in three specific ways.
First, it was confirmation that Cuccinelli’s initial judgment was sound and on-target.
Second, it enabled Cuccinelli to dispense with one of the principal arguments that his opponents had raised about him: namely, that his lack of direct experience as a prosecutor made him a less qualified candidate.
Third, Shannon and the Democrats had hoped to put Cuccinelli on the defensive from the outset of the campaign. But this didn’t happen. Instead, Cuccinelli and his chief strategist, Chris LaCivita have not missed an occasion to remind people that Shannon labeled the call for a special session a “political stunt.”
I just love it when Democrats underestimate Ken Cuccinelli. Every time they do, they end up looking like fools.
Now if we can finally get Shannon from debating with his dog (yes, that’s really what he’s doing in his campaign videos, if you can believe that) and be man enough to debate with Ken, we should be able to conclude the discussion about who is better able to serve Virginia as Attorney General.
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