Earlier today I wrote about how the Wagner campaign should have focused on what Jody would do if elected Lt. Governor instead of playing the blame game with Bill Bolling. It turns out that they didn’t believe it was important to focus on the issues and released a statement which essentially blamed Bill Bolling for the economic crisis and tried to connect him to the toxic Gov. Sarah Palin. Well, that plan isn’t very good since Sarah Palin is currently taking a lot of heat right now for doing exactly the same thing that Jody Wagner did regarding her most recent job.
Sarah Palin is currently receiving criticism because she bailed out her job as governor right as the pressure was getting too much for her. Just weeks before Gov. Tim Kaine announced that we were going to have to make huge cuts here in Virginia, however, Jody Wagner essentially did the same thing as she quit her job as Secretary of Finance. While she wasn’t completely responsible for the economic downturn here in Virginia, you would think that a Secretary of Finance who was truly good at her job would have stayed on board to try and help the Kaine Administration during this tough period. That’s not the case with Jody as she quit right when things got tough and then proceeded to claim her experience in that job as the reason she should be elected.
I noticed this connection yesterday and was actually going to let it slide because Jody hadn’t attacked Bolling or the GOP about their connection to Palin. Now that Wagner and her campaign manager Elisabeth Pearson have asked Bill Bolling "to clarify remarks made yesterday regarding his willingness to welcome Alaska Governor Sarah Palin to Virginia,” I think it’s time we draw attention to Jody’s hypocrisy. After all, if we’re going to criticize Palin for bailing on her commitment to Alaskans we need to do the same thing when Wagner did it to Virginians. Resigning just because things are getting tough and you want to move on to higher office is unacceptable no matter what party you belong to.
Jody Wagner and her campaign need to move on and focus on what’s in the best interests of Virginia.