|As teacherken points out over at Daily Kos, McDonnell stopped short of urging the legislature to pass non-discriminatory language including sexual orientation.
But, apparently, poised to self-destruct on the job front, what's a "jobs governor" to do? Answer: Pretend he really is a jobs governor, albeit under pressure. That pressure came from both those wanting world class companies to locate in Virginia as well as those protesting "AG" Ken Cuccinelli's unprecedented pro-discrimination letter to state universities telling them its "illegal" to have nondiscriminatory policies including sexual orientation.
So, McDonnell has seemingly had a "near-political-death-bed-conversion." After all, enshrining hate into the executive branch of government is not how to persuade the nation that Virginia is for "lovers." Additionally, apparently, Maryland was trying to woo Northrop Grumman to their state by pointing out Virginians new-found enshrined discrimination.
It's still not clear what all of this means on either the jobs front or the human rights front. For one thing, McDonnell avoided including the term "gender identity," which could possibly leave transgendered persons vulnerable. More later on this evolving story...
Meanwhile, it does appear that Cooch has jumped the shark so high that even Pat Robertson's Manchurian Candidate recoils.