The Virginian-Pilot dedicates their editorial today to Rep. Virgil Goode. It’s this bit that’s got to sting:
After years of cultivating an image as a populist hayseed, Goode may get by with playing the rube on this one. But in the name of Mitchell Wade, earmarks ought to go. And any congressman who claims, as did Goode, to be “shocked and amazed” that some corporations play fast and loose with campaign contributions may be too unsophisticated to work in Washington.
If Rep. Goode really and truly didn’t find it noteworthy that that dozens of people who live outside of his district and never before contributed to a candidate each up and decided to give him $2,000 on the same day, then he clearly lacks the wits to represent Virginia. And I, for one, don’t buy that.