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Tuesday, November 29, 2005
We love the Tough on Crime badge
It's always fun bar conversation among politicos to speculate on presidential candidates for 2008, and one of the names that pops up a lot is outgoing governor of Virginia, Mark Warner. I personally know next to nothing about the guy, but those who offer up his name invariably point out how much more "electable" a governor is than a senator, as the last few decades have amply shown.
But now Mr. Warner is a bright blip on the Issues Radar as his state prepares to execute the 1000th prisoner to die since capital punishment was reinstated. Considering there are still lingering doubts about the case against Robin Lovitt -- most notably the fact that potentially exculpatory DNA evidence was accidentally thrown out by the state -- wouldn't now be a good time for Mark Warner to take a firm stand on a progressive value, and commute Lovitt's sentence? Or is that another point worth conceding in the march to the middle?
And in other troubling news, why does "potatoes" get an "e" but "politicos" doesn't? Hmph.