Gotta love Virginia and politicians in general.
Governor: Democrat, dressed in blackface and picture was put in his yearbook. Denies that he’s in the picture but acknowledges having dressed in blackface on at least one other occasion. Democrats call for his head. He refuses to step down, saying this happened 35 years ago.
#2 in succession: Democrat, black, has not admitted dressing in blackface but has been accused by a credible source – a professor at Scripps College – of forcing her to have oral sex. Basically, he appears to have raped her. And then he described her, per NYT, as an “expletive” in a private meeting – bitch perhaps? Or worse?
#3 in succession: Democrat. Called for the Governor to resign over blackface incident. Now it comes out that HE also dressed in blackface, in 1980. Now claims that he’s learned from the incident 40 years ago. Guess those extra 5 years made all the difference over the governor!
#4 in succession: A Republican. Sexual assault and blackface status still unknown.
Honestly, if I had some free time, I’d do a comprehensive search / investigation of all the politicians who’d dressed in blackface and publish it. My guess? 50% of white male politicians over 50.