Creigh Deeds in '99: "NO SPECIAL RIGHTS FOR GAYS"
5:23 PM, Sep 9, 2009 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
The Washington Post has been trying to paint Virginia gubernatorial candidate Bob McDonnell as a right-wing extremist this summer by running dozens of pieces related to the Republican's 20-year-old socially conservative graduate thesis. In today's installment, the Post tries to portray McDonnell as homophobic for opposing to the reappointment of a lesbian judge who may have sexually harassed an employee. With all of their reporters digging through McDonnell's past comments, the Post seems to have overlooked comments made by McDonnell's Democratic opponent, Creigh Deeds--only ten, not twenty years ago--that might shock the sensibilities of socially liberal Northern Virginians. Here's a full-page Creigh Deeds campaign ad from the October 29, 1999 issue of the Bath County Recorder:
Do you think the Post might decide to "spread scrutiny" to Deeds's shockingly retrograde statements as well?