Up here in Connecticut, where I'm taking care of my ailing elderly dad, I don't get to hear much Virginia news on the teevee. (Thank goodness for the Internets!)
Are the television stations reporting on any serious issues, such as the failure of the Virginia House to protect birth control from restrictive abortion laws, or the relentless pursuit of codified hatred of gay and lesbian Virginians by some Virginia delegates? Nope. What's drawn their attention is the droopy drawers bill which we discussed as a Legislative Sentry item a few weeks ago. (Here's a sampling of newspaper coverage on this bill in USA Today and the Virginian-Pilot.)
Astonishingly, the droopy drawers bill passed the House yesterday (60-Y 34-N) with the support of many Democrats. And so we've made national news as the legislative laughingstock of the nation.