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  •  Agreed, this is confusing but interesting (12+ / 0-)

    Today in the Virginian-Pilot, Bob's hometown newspaper, he was slammed for the executive order that rescinded ex-Gov Kaine's executive order protecting sexual orientation.  I believe the Richmond Times has similarly critized the decision.

    Now, in both cases, it wasn't so much decrying discrimination against gays, it was more about how it looked to the rest of the country, and how it would play in Corporate America, where many companies have policies against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. There was real fear that McDonnell's executive order could hinder Virginia getting corporate headquarters and new businesses, etc. in economic development.

    So I would say that's the reason for this.

    Liberalism is trust of the people tempered by prudence. Conservatism is distrust of the people tempered by fear. ~William E. Gladstone, 1866

    by absdoggy on Wed Mar 10, 2010 at 01:15:19 PM PST

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