Kaine to deliver Democratic Response to State of Union
The Washington Post has confirmed that Gov. Kaine will deliver the Democratic response to President Bush's State of the Union address.
I give the Democrats credit on this selection. Picking an "Outside the Beltway" figure who had electoral success in a Republican state is a surprisingly smart move. Certainly it is better than allowing Sen. Biden to get on area and wander off into memories of college, or his son playing baseball, or whatever whim strikes him.
For myself, I'm torn. Much as with Gov. Warner, I particularly enjoy seeing Virginians do well, regardless of the circumstances. On the one hand, if we have to have a Democratic president, I would much prefer it be Warner than HRC. On the other, if the Democrats nominate Warner, he would have a pretty good shot at winning.
I guess the level of talent produced by our fine Commonwealth is both a blessing and a curse.