Virginia legislators took time from wrapping up the people’s business on Friday, the penultimate day of the 2012 General Assembly session, to participate in the annual “Sensitivity Caucus Awards Day,” facilitated by Delegates Terry G. Kilgore, Scott Republican, and R. Steven Landes, Augusta Republican.
“Your number has been retired. You’re in the hall of fame,” Mr. Scott reassured him. “There is hope for the rest of us.”
The award, not surprisingly, went to Delegate David B. Albo, Fairfax Republican, whose tale of how romancing his wife went awry when he flipped his television from the Washington Redskins channel to a debate about controversial abortion legislation almost instantly went viral.
“What’s really nice about that is it’s got his IQ on the jersey, too,” quipped Mr. Howell before quickly adding, “I was just kidding about that.”
“She’s going to miss the session today but we’ll remember her in our prayers,” Mr. Miller said.
Apparently, Mr. Miller has a direct line to the man upstairs — and we don’t mean Gov. Martin O’Malley whose office is on the second floor of the State House — because within minutes Ms. Kelley, Baltimore County Democrat, strolled into the chamber and took her seat to the applause and surprise of Senate members.
The surprise soon turned to laughter throughout the chamber.
“I was just telling people to pray for you, and like Lazarus here she comes,” Mr. Miller said. “Prayers work!”
No word on whether Mr. O’Malley has asked the Senate president to put in a good word for his offshore-wind bill or ailing gas-tax proposal.View Entire Story
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