Mr. Deeds tries to walk the middle of the road
Charlottesville Liberal Creigh Deeds is running for Attorney General. Unfortunately for him, hardly anybody has noticed. In today's Daily News-Record, Deeds laments the lack of media exposure he is getting as a result of running unopposed for the Democrat nomination for AG.
In the article, Deeds tries to paint himself as a reasonable moderate, as he loves to do when back in his native Bath county. However, this down-home facade is betrayed by his considerable record representing some of Virginia's most liberal constituencies in the State Senate. Deeds has repeatedly supported tax increases of every size and shape in the Senate. He has waffled on the gay marriage issue, criticizing Republicans publicly for marriage "restrictions," then voting for them. Democrats have tried to bolster Deeds' "moderate" credentials by pointing out that his record is less extreme than that of his only potential opponent, John Edwards (who has since dropped out of the race). If that isn't putting lipstick on a pig, I don't know what is.