From the Richmond Times-Dispatch: Kaine, GOP united on traffic fines:
Virginians will have to put up with new, stiff fines for bad drivers at least until early next year.
They’re now immune because Kaine and lawmakers this year agreed the fines would be difficult to collect from non-Virginians — a feature of which some legislators said they were unaware.
Read the legislation I’m voting on? Parish the thought!
“Being for driver safety is a good thing,” said Kaine. “We need to study it in a deliberate way before we rush into it.”
What the hell kind of line is that? Is someone going to say they’re for bad driver safety? I’m sure these fines are going to slow people down on I-95.
Kaine and Howell, accompanied by transportation and safety advocates as well as the Republican majority leaders of the House and Virginia Senate, emphasized that Virginians need not fear the controversial fines if they drive safely.
Here’s hoping all of you get tickets, you corrupt asses.
Howell and Senate Majority Leader Walter A. Stosch, R-Henrico, suggested that bloggers, the news media and a confusing overview of the law on the Virginia Supreme Court Web site have contributed to public misunderstanding.
“Those damn bloggers! Exposing our actions like that!” Where have I heard that before?
“I don’t feel we dropped the [public relations] ball,” Howell said. “This has been a storm that no one anticipated.”
Because someone found out about it. You thought you could hide in your offices, vote on bills, and no one would notice what’s in them.
The unlikely display of bipartisanship at a state Capitol news conference was aimed at quelling a spreading voter revolt, largely via the Internet, that potentially threatens some legislators in fall elections for the House and Senate.
Unfortunately for me, no one is running against McDougle or Wittman.
A growing number of legislators, most of them Republicans, have urged Kaine to order the General Assembly into special session this summer to revise the penalties, some of which could cost drivers thousands of dollars over three years. Felony offenses, such as reckless driving, carry a $3,000 fine.
I thought you wanted them fix, Kaine, you lying bastard. You just want people to totally forget about it by next year. If there’s a problem, why wait?
House Majority Leader H. Morgan Griffith, R-Salem, told reporters he believed the Virginia courts would rule that it is constitutional for the state to limit the penalties to Virginians. Griffith, a lawyer, who — like Albo — handles traffic cases, said the new law could cut into his business.
“We’re going to tell our clients, ‘Hey, I’m not going to challenge its constitutionality. You may want another lawyer,'” said Griffith. “It’s going to cost us a few clients.”
You’re so full of it. They’re going to hire you in the hope of being found not guilty or negotiating a plea deal for an amended charge you weasels.
Here’s hoping the people that voted for this get their asses kicked in November.