Attorney General Mark Herring

Good Riddance

A big shout out and thanks to my friend and D.C. resident Kathy Mannix (who does exceptional work for the charity Cartoons and Cocktails which benefits student journalists and oppressed cartoonists in violent regions) for pointing out that this cartoon made The Washington Post Saturday. Thanks, Kathy.



As soon as news came out that Attorney General Eric Holder will be resigning the tweets from Republicans were fast and furious.

Congressman Darrell Issa, that gem of a public servant who’s wasted so much tax-payer money on fruitless investigations, tweeted that Holder is the most divisive Attorney General ever.  It’s divisive when you push for American progress.  It’s divisive if you push for gay marriage or at least move the government away from restricting it.  It’s divisive if you want equal treatment for all.  It’s divisive if you fight against anti-voting laws.  It’s especially divisive if you would like to see the police in this country stop pulling people over for driving while being black and being shot for being black.
The most ridiculous thing (OK, these are Republicans and it’s hard to find what’s MOST ridiculous) is that anyone who points out racism gets labeled by the right…

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Hold Your Peace


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Virginia has a ban on gay marriage.  The new Attorney General Mark Herring has stated he will not defend the law in court.  His rationing is that it will lose in the Supreme Court, as other states have lost similar battles, and it would be a waste of money.  He’s also in favor of gay marriage so that probably has a something to do with his decision also.

A lot of Republicans are upset about this.  They say he’s not doing his job.  The argument goes that it doesn’t matter how an attorney general feels about a law, it’s his job to defend it.  If you look at examples of our last attorney general, Ken Cuccinelli, he initiated lawsuits over “Obamacare” and global warming and lost in court.  Clearly he wasn’t fighting for the state’s best interest, but for his own personal agenda and wasted millions of taxpayer dollars in frivolous pursuits.

I think Herring is right not to fight for this very stupid law.  It will die eventually.

Here’s the rough.


I had a couple of other ideas we picked over.  Here they are.