What AG Ken Cuccinelli is doing disappoints. The reason for doing it ought not be that his preferred candidate did not make the cut (which, in fairness, he’s not said).
Nor should Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling’s opposition be based on his preference for a candidate who is on the March 6 ballot. It’s worth nothing that Bolling and Cuccinelli are both expected to compete against each other for the Republican nomination for governor in 2013.
Principles matter, and if the AG truly believes the law must be liberalized, fine. But this should have happened last year, long before crunch time. Hence it appears a matter of helping a preferred candidate, not a matter of principle.