Go figure that a guy with a Klan photo in his yearbook would have a strong stomach for killing innocents.
In fairness to him, a lot of dumb kids did offensive things back when they were [checks notes] 25 years old. In medical school.
This is his medical school yearbook.
BREAKING: Gov. Ralph Northam yearbook page shows blackface and Klan photohttps://t.co/6A89ejp5Ho
— The Virginian-Pilot (@virginianpilot) February 1, 2019
It was Big League Politics that found the photo. It started circulating on conservative Twitter, then the Virginian-Pilot checked BLP’s work and found that, yep, the photo’s legit. Now we wait for the follow-up story: Is Northam the guy in the hood, or the one in blackface? And which is worse?
I can imagine the headline already. “Conservatives pounce on photo of state governor in regional attire.”
By the way, this guy defeated a formidable Republican in Ed Gillespie by nearly 10 points to become governor in 2017. Crack job by Gillespie’s oppo team in missing the other candidate’s BLACKFACE/KLANSMAN YEARBOOK PHOTO.
Update: My instinct is that Northam will apologize profusely and that this’ll blow over. The media won’t demand a scalp, after all, especially with this guy the new national spokesman for infanticide. But…
If Northam resigns, Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax would become Virginia's second African American governor.
— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) February 1, 2019
A black would-be governor is waiting in the wings if Governor Blackface steps down. Hmmm.
Ralph Northam will now be kept comfortable while a discussion ensues.
— Charles Fain Lehman (@CharlesFLehman) February 1, 2019
Update: You can be indulged a bit of youthful Klan-costuming so long as you’re sufficiently woke now.
— Elliott Schwartz (@elliosch) February 1, 2019
Update: The apology arrives at a little after 6 p.m. ET.
STATEMENT FROM NORTHAM APOLOGIZING FOR YEARBOOK pic.twitter.com/NB646Gkh4m
— Mike Valerio (@MikevWUSA) February 1, 2019
Good enough? A Republican would be dead on arrival, needless to say. At a minimum, he’ll need to call a press conference, show his remorse to the cameras, and explain how the photo came about. Lots of embarrassment ahead. I think the left will cut him a break. They can’t spare an abortion warrior as ferocious as Ralph!
Nah people haven't gotten to page 90 yet pic.twitter.com/2D8ojIk1qD
— Rev. Matthew Codd (@mmcodd) February 1, 2019