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Sat Feb 2, 2019, 02:00 PM

52. It was a factual statement. The same people who ousted Franken. And no...not at 30-something...

Harris, Booker, and a couple of others.

This is a matter for Virginia. They elected him. They can oust him, if they want. They have the legal right to elect whoever they want, even if they want to elect a racist, misogynist, etc. There's no evidence that Northam is those things, outside of this one thing he did in jest as a young man. But whatever he is, it's up to Virginia.

They'll probably oust him. But if they don't, that's up to them. It's a state matter, IMO. Not like Kavanaugh, or someone who is actively running but not elected yet and leaning on support from the Democratic Party. Once elected, things change.

If Northam had addressed this before, this wouldn't be an issue. I'll have to look through my college & hs yearbook and see if anyone pulled a stunt like that. I don't think so. Once we get past the 60s, everyone knew what was and wasn't offensive and inappropriate for decent people to do, as I recall. (For me, though, it was since a child; for some reason I had an empathy with people who were discriminated against.)

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