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Janis Continues to Criticize Kaine

Anita Kumar

Just last week, Del. William R. Janis (R-Goochland) criticized Gov. Timothy M. Kaine (D) for spending too much time on Sen. Barack Obama's (D-Ill.) presidential campaign, which included traveling to Texas to speak on his behalf at a Democratic party convention.

Today, Janis was one of the legislators picked by House Speaker William J. Howell to escort Kaine into the House chamber for his speech to the General Assembly on transportation.

"Are you sure he's not in Texas?'' Janis said as he left the House floor to meet Kaine.

Later in the afternoon, Janis was still talking about Kaine's political aspirations and his failure to reach a transportation agreement among legislators.

Janis estimates Kaine has spent "over 19 days (this year) jetting around the country with Barack Obama, but only fifteen hours over 10 days promoting his transportation plan."

Kaine, a national co-chairman of Obama's campaign and a potential vice presidential candidate, campaigns for Obama, mostly on the weekends.

By Anita Kumar  |  June 23, 2008; 4:36 PM ET
Categories:  Anita Kumar , General Assembly 2008 , Timothy M. Kaine , Transportation  
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It might be nice to have a governor that can show some leadership instead of following Obama around like a puppy, but we never would have that from Kaine in the first place.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 23, 2008 7:04 PM | Report abuse

Delegate Janis hits the nail on the head!

Posted by: Anonymous | June 23, 2008 9:07 PM | Report abuse

Uh, do we have any quotes from Mr. Janis when Sen. Allen was traveling around the US in his bid to become the next Republican presidential candidate?

Posted by: Anonymous | June 24, 2008 12:29 PM | Report abuse

Janis for Attorney General!

Posted by: Anonymous | June 25, 2008 9:32 AM | Report abuse

What does Sen. Allen have to do with Kaine? Kaine is the one running around saying there is a transportation crisis. If its that much of a crisis shouldn't he be spending all of his time in trying to come up with a solution??? Clearly his priorities are in a slightly different order.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 25, 2008 11:07 AM | Report abuse

Thanks Del. Janis for speaking up on this. Virginia elected Kaine as Governor not Obama cheerleader. He ought to be completely dedicated to running the state during his one term.
There are plenty if pressing issues facing our state today that need leadership. Perhaps he should have spent a little more time thinking about the Wise County power plant.

Posted by: steve_in_cville | June 25, 2008 2:59 PM | Report abuse

That's FORMER Senator Allen, to you ignorants.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 25, 2008 8:46 PM | Report abuse

Is there any chance Kaine could get a cabinet post? It would be so good for the commonwealth if he would just leave.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 1, 2008 9:20 PM | Report abuse

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