My latest op-ed, title above, appeared in The Virginian-Pilot Wednesday. For some reason, this piece seemed to have the caught the attention of a lot of folks, as evidenced by the emails to me. Maybe it was just that folks are fed up with the nastiness of today’s political climate. I even received an email from one person who generally has nothing good to say about anything I write.
Virginia being a swing state means we have a front row seat to the action. But it also means that we are exposed almost minute-by-minute to negativity. It’s not a pretty sight – and the behavior on “Meet the Press” Sunday was simply the proverbial straw for me.
I’ll say it again: we can’t get better representatives at the top until we get better representatives at the bottom.
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