Another spineless Democrat
October 15, 2005 2:59 AM Subscribe
"Tim Kaine says
Adolf Hitler doesn't qualify for the death penalty
." Or so say Republican campaign ads supporting Jerry Kilgore
, Virginia's attorney general, in his bid to become that state's new governor. Tim Kaine
, the Democratic lieutenant governor, says his moral objections to capital punishment are rooted in his Roman Catholic faith. "Solidly pro-life"
Jim Kilgore, endorsed by the Virginia Society for Human Life
and National Right to Life
political action committees, accuses Kaine of being an "anti-death penalty activist who cannot be trusted to oversee the death penalty in Virginia.
" This is important to Virginians. Based on the number of executions carried out under the post Furman laws, Virginians are second only to Texans
in their fondness for execution
. As attorney general, Kilgore tried to expand the kinds of crimes that would be eligible for the death penalty.
Tim Kaine reassured voters
, "That's why I personally oppose the death penalty. But I take my oath of office seriously, and I'll enforce the death penalty . . . because it's the law."
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