Virtucon has an interesting piece up this afternoon about Toddy Puller and the 36th Senate District, and the prospects of her getting knocked off by either Jeff Frederick or Tito Munoz. Most people may not be aware that rather than being the poor widow of a fallen hero as she purports herself to be, she actually walked out on a returning Vietnam War veteran who committed suicide soon after. Ouch.
The part of the story that poor widow Puller tends to leave out is that her husband’s suicide followed her walking out on him — sort of how the Menendez brothers threw themselves on the mercy of the jury as orphans after they murdered their parents. Now that it is politically expedient, she shamelessly exploits his memory for political gain, referring to him as one of her men along with her father-in-law.
This raises the opportunity for a policy debate regarding Puller’s steadfast and longstanding opposition to our constitutionally-guaranteed liberties, and specifically her intransigent opposition to what is called “castle doctrine”. For a quick primer on what that actually is, we turn to this recent clip from a debate among Sheriff’s candidates in Loudoun County where this topic came up:
Puller had two opportunities to help fix this problem during the last session of the General Assembly, and instead voted twice in opposition to “castle doctrine.” I’m pretty sure either Tito or Jeff, who should succeed her, would cast a far better vote in defense of crime victims and out civil rights.
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