Whitman County Gazette - Serving Whitman County since 1877

By Rich Lowry
Syndicated COlumnist 

The Bonfire of the Democrats


February 21, 2019

If Democrats are held to their own standards, then all three embattled state officials in the Commonwealth of Virginia should resign.

Even if Gov. Ralph Northam didn't appear in blackface in an image in his medical-school yearbook, he confessed to once darkening his face as part of a Michael Jackson costume.

Attorney General Mark Herring, who called Northam's conduct indefensible, also used blackface once. Meanwhile, Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax has been accused of sexual assault.

If ever wearing blackface -- even in the 1980s, as both Northam and Herring did -- is a career-ender, and if we are...

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