I can't figure out what is driving Ken Cuccinelli to make himself the center of attention and the guy in the McDonnell administration that is hogging all the headlines. Is he already running for governor? Does he have aspirations for some Washington job? Perhaps he wants to vie with the Republican governor to get his name on some short list for vice president. Or, perhaps he is just an egomaniac who has to be the center of attention.
Whatever drives him, he has made sure he filled the headlines and airwaves with his agenda. First, there was the filing of a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency, stating that, in Kenny's estimation, the agency has no authority to regulate CO2 emissions (even though the present conservative Supreme Court has already ruled that it does.)
Next came that letter to all the state colleges and universities, telling them to go ahead and discriminate against GLBT employees and students.
He followed that with his ridiculous lawsuit against the recently passed health reform legislation. His suit is based on the "supremacy" - in his mind - of a Virginia law denying the right of the federal government to mandate individuals to have health insurance. I guess Cuccinelli didn't check the wording of the law he so vehemently opposes.
There is NO penalty - financial or criminal - for anyone who fails to pay the penalty the law imposes for those who refuse to have health insurance. Thus, there is no standing to sue because no one will have damages because of their failure to follow the mandate ("Waiver of Criminal Penalties" and "Limitations on Liens and Levies" sections of the law)
Maybe Cooch wants the overturn of the health reform law under the pre-Civil War idea of nullification. (Probably, he just wants more publicity, knowing that his suit will fail.)