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Massachusetts Liberal

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Sunday, August 24, 2008

Different church, same hymnal

Taking a few minutes out from the recreating at a secure location...

Is there now a standard text from which to write about politics? See if can can find something familiar in this story from today's Richmond Times-Dispatch:
Kaine says he will finish term
Bypassed for Biden, he cites 'no circumstance' under which he'd leave
With his shot at running for vice president behind him, Gov. Timothy M. Kaine said yesterday that he expects to finish his term and thinks the newly minted Democratic ticket with Delaware Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. for vice president will play well in Virginia.

"It is my complete intention to be governor through January of 2010, and I see no circumstance under which that's not going to happen," said Kaine, indicating that he would not accept a Cabinet post next year in an Obama administration.

And of course, skip down a little bit into the story and you discover the skeptic:

"I'm sure Tim Kaine enjoyed the attention he received as Barack Obama's surrogate, attending rallies, traveling the country, going on the Sunday morning talk shows and being showered in confetti at each stop," Prince William County Del. Jeffrey M. Frederick, chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia, said in
a statement.

"But Tim Kaine will not be vice president this year, and he must now set aside his ambitions to focus on getting back to work as governor, particularly now, given the budget mess we find ourselves in -- likely a billion dollars in the red."

Where have we heard this before?

About the only difference is Kaine is term-limited where Deval Patrick is not.

And we wonder why people aren't following politics?

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