Friday, June 09, 2006

Kaine did it.

He did it. He stayed Walton's execution for six months, pending an independent review of Walton's mental capacity.

Which is exactly and precisely as it should be. Which is exactly and precisely what has been called for all along.

When the state and the courts cannot or will not do their jobs, executive clemency is the proper and just course.

Of course, some folks in the right-wing blogosphere are going nuts. And Kaine is taking major hits for this, with opportunistic politicians (excuse the oxymoron!) taking potshots.

But today, Virginia has a governor it can be proud of.

A governor with guts. A governor who did the right thing.

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