Monday, February 16, 2004

There Goes My Vote

To be honest, I have not paid a whole lot of attention to the sprawling field of contenders running to be West Virginia's next governor. But now I can officially knock one major candidate out of the running. According to the Charleston Gazette, Joe Manchin favors placing the Ten Commandments in public schools. Aside from the obvious, what most disturbs me about that position is this - Manchin dealt with questions about sure to come successful legal fights this way: “Legal challenges? We’ll take them as they come.” So, Joe, part of your plan to help this state climb out of its economic funk is to spend state money to frivolously defend lawsuits brought to stop a blatantly unconstitutional state action? Brilliant.

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