Sheila Johnson just can’t be surprised by McDonnell.

During last fall’s election, former BET owner Sheila Johnson endorsed Bob McDonnell because she despises Creigh Deeds, on a personal level. What the backstory is there, I have no idea. But for her, this was personal. So I really got a kick out of seeing Johnson get all upset at McDonnell for his Confederate History Month proclamation. Who did she think she was supporting? She’s a smart woman, and I can’t see that she was actually surprised by this. Perhaps she had to feign shock because it was expected of her. But she backed a candidate with whom she agrees on very little—she should get used to disappointment.

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Waldo Jaquith (JAKE-with) is an open government technologist who lives near Char­lottes­­ville, VA, USA. more »