It’s always revealing of a politician’s character how he behaves after he’s lost an election and is headed, forcibly, for the exit.
Honorable, decent men continue doing their jobs, recognizing that they’re employees of the people, and that it’s not about their egos.
Governor Ralph Northam has made it abundantly clear, if he hadn’t before, the nature of his character.
In a one-on-one zoom interview with WRVA to discuss the end of his term, Governor Ralph Northam forcefully responded to questions over this week’s response to the snowstorm, and the massive backup on I-95. Some drivers spent over 24 hours between Richmond and Washington. Northam took issue with characterizing the response as what went wrong, saying “sick and tired” of talking about it in those terms.
As MTV’s Real World used to say about a million years ago, “when people stop being polite and start getting real.” The fake motto of fake reality TV however applies pretty well to politicians like Northam.
He’s getting real and blaming the people who were trapped on I-95 by the incompetence of his administration.
Northam says people should be saying thank you to those responders who braved the elements to get to people. He also wondered why more questions were not being asked of those who were driving in the storm and its aftermath.
Yup. More questions needed to be asked of the people stuck on the highway, why they were stuck on the highway, rather than ‘Sheets’.
I’ll spare you the obvious and trite thoughts about how this would have been received and how much national news it would be making if Northam were a Republican or at least standing in the way of lefty electoral ambitions like Cuomo. Compare the coverage of Ted Cruz’s family going on vacation during a crisis he couldn’t do anything about to a sitting Dem governor throwing a tantrum and blaming drivers for his own incompetent response. Enough said.
But at least Northam is leaving with grace and dignity only to hopefully get stuck in an icebound traffic jam for 48 hours.