Tuesday, March 27, 2007

"So that's why Jim Webb was packing Heat"...

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Here is what Virginia Governor Tim Kaine (D) did yesterday to keep us safe...

Maybe thats why Senator Webb (D) does not feel "safe" in Virginia?


LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR BOLLING'S STATEMENT ON GOVERNOR KAINE'S VETO OF DEATH PENALTY LEGISLATION
March 26, 2007
Contact: Randy Marcus804-786-2078 or 804-814-7117(cell)randy.marcus@ltgov.virginia.gov


RICHMOND - Earlier today, Governor Tim Kaine announced that he had vetoed legislation to expand the death penalty in Virginia. In response to the Governor's announcement, Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling issued the following statement: "I am extremely disappointed in Governor Kaine's decision to veto legislation that would have expanded the death penalty to accomplices of capitol murder by repealing the so called triggerman rule, and to persons who kill witnesses under subpoena in a criminal trial. These bills, approved by bi-partisan majorities in the Senate and House of Delegates, are logical and appropriate extensions of the death penalty to a group of killers whose actions warrant the maximum punishment allowed by law."My support for this legislation arose out of conversations I had over the past year with law enforcement officials and Commonwealth's Attorneys who feel that these bills would be an important deterrent to gang related crimes that are increasing at a rapid rate in many parts of our state. Unfortunately, Governor Kaine missed an excellent opportunity to address gang violence and make Virginians safer. It is my hope that the members of the General Assembly will vote to override these vetoes when they return to Richmond on April 4th."


http://www.ltgov.virginia.gov/news/release.cfm?ID=191

3 comments:

spankthatdonkey said...

That is an excellent point Rightside...

I notice that the Guv, goes around followed by one of those big burly looking guys in suits.. and I bet they are carrying State Police Issued hand cannons....

and driving in a big Suburban SUV with tinted windows and a 1 on the license plate....

RightsideVA said...

Hey did anybody see the NewsLeader run the story anywhere in their paper or website?

I looked both days and have not found it at all but not surprised if they decided to cover something more "Newsworthy" like a chimp and banana on the street...

In fact in yesterday papers I saw coverage in the Richmond Times, The Washington Compost, numerous media websites, and the favorite newspaper of the "Vile, Vast Rightwing Conspiracy" the Washington Times. The interesting thing is that the Wash Times actually ran the story on page A9 and not on the front as you would think...

Steve Harkonnen said...

Wow, I must be tired. I thought you guys were talking about Webb, but let's fact it - it's the same deal with him, too.

Not at all surprised by the non-coverage of our favorite rag here in town.