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Sat Feb 9, 2019, 04:07 PM Feb 2019

The Whole Virginia Mess Is Very Disappointing. [View all]

It's a scandal for Democrats. I don't know what's going to end up happening. I don't live there. I'm done with it, though, and will wait to see what the results end up being. I can't do anything about it, but I'm very disappointed by everyone involved. I suppose there will be an investigation and some elected officials will have to resign.

We really need to do better, I think, at selecting our candidates during the Primary races. Maybe we should be looking at folks who weren't frat boys and good old boys. I know that's a traditional path into politics, but the shenanigans that too often surround those young guys seems to be getting in the way.

Here's what I think. Let's look more closely at the women who run for such offices. Maybe they'll be less likely to have "sown their wild oats" too vigorously as young men. Maybe they won't have the baggage of a freewheeling college boy with more testosterone than brains. That's what I'm thinking.

As a party, we don't need this crap. It gets badly in the way of the story we're trying to tell.

Let's elect more women, please, and fewer overgrown boys, shall we?

That's what we've been doing in Minnesota. Both of our US Senators are women, as is my district's House representative. I've campaigned for all of them. No scandals there.

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This message was self-deleted by its author Renew Deal Feb 2019 #1
No, not a Kim Davis type. She's openly a terrible person. MineralMan Feb 2019 #2
All due respect, MM, I think the point is that having an XX chromosome pair is no panacea ... mr_lebowski Feb 2019 #5
Nor should we automatically assume that a (D) after someone's name MineralMan Feb 2019 #9
I agree. Benevolent sexism is still sexism. I agree spooky3 Feb 2019 #12
I know you didn't mean her Renew Deal Feb 2019 #7
Look at where she was elected, please. MineralMan Feb 2019 #10
It's not about you Renew Deal Feb 2019 #14
If it's not about me, don't make it about me, please. MineralMan Feb 2019 #18
I deleted it since you found it personally insulting Renew Deal Feb 2019 #20
I'm finished trying to figure it out also Awsi Dooger Feb 2019 #3
I'm going to leave that all to the Virginians to sort out. MineralMan Feb 2019 #4
There should an investigation MINIMUM and DNC on state levels should enact some level of consequence uponit7771 Feb 2019 #6
I don't care how many oats young men (or, GASP, young women) sow. demmiblue Feb 2019 #8
I was using that as a euphemism. MineralMan Feb 2019 #11
Why anyone is surprised at these behaviors is a question ismnotwasm Feb 2019 #13
Yes, I think change is coming, and just in the nick of time. MineralMan Feb 2019 #16
Yeah, the whole thing is mind-blowing . . . peggysue2 Feb 2019 #15
We need more women officeholders, but radius777 Feb 2019 #17
Whether those people in Virginia leave or survive this, MineralMan Feb 2019 #19
I think VA Democratic Party and assembly members will handle it, and Hortensis Feb 2019 #21
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