Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, a Democrat, is under fire after
I think he should resign. I also think his resignation is likely in the face of mounting Democratic pressure, though he has apologized and indicated so far in both a written and video and news channel nferencr statements that he intends to stay on.
I’ll leave it to rightwing extremist Erick Erickson to raise a question (below) that I”ve had: Is there a statute of limitations on youthful stupidity? How long is it? Are there certain violations that are without limit (I’d argue, for example, that blackface or use of a racial epithet might be forgivable, depending on specifics such as
Anyway, it is correct in the Northam case to say: He was an adult college graduate when he participated in and knowingly published a photo of something beyond-the-pale racist; 1984 was a long time after the civil rights struggles of the 1960s (Jesse Jackson was a viable candidate for president in Virginia by then); his record in recent times on race and many others has been exemplary.
What do you think?
Deleting this tweet because the reaction proves me wrong and that's a good thing. But the more I think about it the more I think it is wrong to push anyone out of office for a 35 year old incident when his present life suggests he's not that guy anymore. pic.twitter.com/vVVp6UIrpc
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) February 2, 2019