Monday, June 09, 2014

True Fornicators of Rats

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe has been trying to expand Medicaid in his state, under the auspices of the Affordable Care Act.  Since he's a Democrat, the ACA was established under a Democratic Administration and would give some 400,000 uninsured people in the Commonwealth of Virginia access to health care they otherwise couldn't afford . . .

The GOP in Virginia is rabidly against it.

So much so that they approached State Senator Phillip Puckett with an offer - if he resigns his Senate seat, giving the Republicans a 20-19 majority in the Senate, they would get his daughter a judgeship and he would land a higher-paying job on the state Tobacco Commission. 

Puckett's seat has been trending redder and redder, so he did what a splendid rat-fucker would do, and resigned his seat.

Naturally, the Democrats in Virginia have started shouting that this is an open bribe, which it is, but there's some question as to whether it's actually a crime.  It's happened before, apparently, back in the Nineties (that's 1990s, not 1890s, dear readers).

Adding to the rat fornication going on, Puckett's office today announced that he wouldn't take the Tobacco Commission job.  His daughter still gets the judge's robes.  She probably looks good in black.

Still, it's a splendid example of True Rat Fornication.


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