Cuccinelli The Rat Fink

By Loudoun Insider

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NLS’s latest post “Cuccinelli’s Rat Lie” sent me to this PolitiFact piece on Cuccinelli’s latest attention grabbing crusade.  After railing away on various radio talk shows about how DC is banning the killing of rats and how he thinks they’re shipping them over the Potomac to Virginia, the legal eagle’s office is referred to the first page of the law that specifically exempts “commensal rodents“, i.e, pest mice and rats.  The live capture preference was meant to apply to larger mammals such as squirrels, racoons, etc.  Perfectly reasonable.

So what does Cuccinelli’s office do when confronted with the error?  Admit the mistake?  Hell no, they simply dig their hole deeper and say that the regulation could still apply to rice rats and deer mice, therefore their crusading leader was correct in what he said.  Trust me, neither of these species are trapped in appreciable numbers in Washington DC, if at all, and especially not in houses by your typical exterminator.  This was someone’s non-scientific attempt at diversion that only makes them look more idiotic and slanted, if you happen to research it a bit.

As expected, Cuccinelli has made a mockery of his office, focusing on push button dog whistle issues (or rat whistle issues as an astute NLS commenter noted!) that bring attention to himself as savior, not to the real nuts and bolts of being the Commonwealth’s lawyer in chief.


Comments

  • Was this worth writing a blog post?

  • Loudoun Insider says:

    Absolutely! The Attorney General of Virginia once again looks like the self absorbed ego maniac he is. And as usual, the cover up makes it even worse than the original offense. This was pure baloney, something worthy of a huckster like Eugene Delgaudio. I expect better from the Attorney General of this Commonwealth.

  • Loudoun Insider says:

    Some background on Rat Fink – loved him as a kid! The anti-Mickey Mouse!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rat_Fink

  • Dan says:

    Don’t you just love it when showboating, attention seeking politicians step on their d*cks with both feet the way Cuccinelli did here?

  • Loudoun Insider says:

    Lots more around the web:

    Cuccinelli Uncovers Our Massive D.C. Rat Smuggling Ring:

    http://dcist.com/2012/01/_cuccinelli_well_i_saw.php

    Cuccinelli stands on something as alluded to by Dan:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/all-opinions-are-local/post/cuccinelli-stands-ground-on-dc-rats/2011/04/25/gIQAfXDiDQ_blog.html

    Fellow blowhard Rush Limbaugh jumps on the derailed train:

    http://www.wjla.com/articles/2012/01/rush-limbaugh-va-ag-cuccinelli-attack-cheh-alleging-d-c-rat-relocation-plan-71677.html

    And Mary Cheh scolds Cooch for not reading the law in question, while Rush calls her “this Mary Cheh babe”:

    http://washingtonexaminer.com/local/dc/2012/01/rats-cheh-says-cuccinelli-didnt-read-law-he-attacks/2114901

    Makes you proud to be a Virginian, doesn’t it??? That’s our Attorney General and legal scholar!

  • Eric the 1/2 troll says:

    David, Why would you think this not worthy of a post. THe VA AG trumpets about a law that he oviously did not even read or could not understand. You don’t think this worthy of comment? How is that kool-aid tasting?

  • BlackOut says:

    Seemed worthy enough to attract wide spread print and broadcast media attention. Not sure why it would be worth of talking about on a blog after it was became a Chicken Little story.

  • Dan says:

    I get a kick out of the college drop out Limbaugh calling her “this Mary Cheh babe”. She is a tenured professor of Constitutional Law at GW. Oh well, Limbaugh knows his audience and how to properly entertain it and appeal to its resentments. And as long as Rush’s dildoheads are sending obscene e-mails to Councilwoman Cheh they won’t be doing anything destructive to our country. God forbid they bestir themselves to uncover any actual accurate information on the subject and discover what a low grade moron their hero is.

    While I don’t expect anything more than this sort of stupidity from Rush Windbag, I think the people of Virginia have a right to expect something more from the Attorney General of the Commonwealth. An ability to read English and sufficient motivation to read the first damned page of the law in question would have prevented Cuccinelli from making a fool of himself and the entire state of Virginia.

    Thanks, Cooch.

    Bill Bolling for Governor!

  • Loudoun Insider says:

    How did I find all those links??? Just do what I did – do a Google search for “Cuccinelli & rats”, lots more where that came from!

    Here’s a link to make it easy!

    https://www.google.com/webhp?tab=mw#hl=en&site=webhp&q=cuccinelli+%26+rats&btnK=Google+Search&oq=&aq=&aqi=&aql=&gs_sm=&gs_upl=&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&fp=e9f66352020c9b2&biw=1016&bih=587

  • BlackOut says:

    Not sure why it would be worth of talking about on a blog after it was became a Chicken Little story. = Not sure why it WOULD NOT be worth of talking about…

  • Dan says:

    I understand Cuccinelli’s communications guy making the lame attempt to explain and defend his boss’s douchebaggery with that thin soup about rice rats and mettle munching moon mice or whatever. That’s his job to defend his boss when he acts like a total idiot and try to convince us that his boss really doesn’t have egg all over his face. But what is up with that idiot in Maryland?

    It’s now been widely publicized that this is just another crazy, baseless conspiracy theory of right wing media and one right wing politician who thought he had another clever way to pander to his base. So why is Del. Pat McDonough introducing a bill in Annapolis to prevent the DC rats from being dumped in Maryland? This guy must be dumber than a stump. Either that or he thinks as little of Maryland voters intelligence as Cuccinelli thinks of Virginia voters intelligence.

    McDonough represents Baltimore County and I think he was born in Baltimore. Rat fishing used to be a popular sport in alleys adjacent to a couple of bars in Baltimore. Maybe McDonough is trying to protect the domestic Maryland rat population from illegal immigrant rats.

    Maybe Cuccinelli and McDonough could team up and form some sort of regional rat task force.

  • Dan says:

    That should, of course, be “metal munching moon mice”, not mettle. Next time you upgrade the site could you get us an edit function for comments.

    I hate that I screwed up the Rocky and Bullwinkle reference.

  • edmundburkenator says:

    “Was this worth writing a blog post?”

    Oops.

  • Loudoun Insider says:

    People should know better by now than to challenge me like that! I generally like David and what he has to say, but I do believe he is firmly in the Coochie camp, therefore the angst over this post. This has gone way beyond TC and the blogs. The Cooch looks very kooky on this one.

  • Where’s Chrisi Chambers?

  • Loudoun Insider says:

    Chrisi seems to have vanished as soon as all the talk of Juanita Tool waned. Interesting timing there. I guess I hit a sore spot, so to speak.

  • Or the check didn’t clear

  • Loudoun Insider says:

    Good one! Maybe it was a trial period contract and the masters didn’t like the initial return on investment.

    However, I did zap that nasty comment in the Kelly Burk thread today. It actually came from the Fairfax County Government Center WiFi hotspot. I wonder who had business at Fairfax today. Maybe they’re just trading in “Chrisi” for another moniker.

  • NotJohnSMosby says:

    I await Kooch’s determination that the Roosevelt bridge really is the longest bridge in the world, because, well, you know.

  • I just think this is a non-issue. You all are getting some amusement from it. So be it. Have fun.

    You may recall I supported his opponent during the convention. But I like him more than Bolling.

  • Loudoun Insider says:

    It is amusing, and it absolutely is an issue – it illustrates Cuccinelli’s reckless nature perfectly.

  • Gay bashing is so last year.

  • Elder Berry says:

    He’s an embarrassment, a fringe politics hack, just like Dick Black. Nice to see that the “thou shall not speak ill” commandment seems to be dissolving for the true wingnuts. It’s overdue. When gotcha politics and newsgrabbing become more important than real governing, we all lose.

  • NoVA Scout says:

    Perhaps when he introduces his legislation to get more candidates on the GOP primary ballot, he can toss in a ban on the release of DC rodents in the Commonwealth. Both measures would reflect deep reflection and study on his part.

  • Bubberella says:

    Cooch has always been an attention whore in the Gingrichian style.

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