Virginia has an election today, so after work we need to head over to the *mumble* school and cast our ballots for Tweedledum or Tweedledee. A more generic bunch of yes-men and yes-women I've never seen on a ballot ... even our requisites from the Silly Party aren't really that silly. (There is a small but persistent segment of rail-happy folks constantly trying to make every issue from budget to crime enforcement be about why we need more trains.) The main thing of interest is that I get to vote against the bozo who championed the "in-state abuser fees" for speeding tickets, which a) is really a road tax in disguise, and b) only applies to Virginia driver licenses anyway.
Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find a record of who on my ballot voted for or against the Virginia Hates Homosexuals 'cause They're Icky "Marriage Affirmation Act". Janet Howell railed against it in the assembly, likening the climate to post-Weimar Germany, which earns her points but she's unopposed anyway. Chap Petersen, the democrat in Vienna, supported it, but I can't vote against him 'cause I live in Herndon. :P (His opponent voted for it anyway -- Virginia sucks in that regard. Although it's come back to bite her in the butt, which gives me a little hope for the future.) I was particularly hoping to find an opinion on this one way or the other from the candidates for Commonwealth Attorney, as they appear to be completely identical in every way from everything I can find, and I was hoping to use it as a decider.