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Michael Powell: House actions “reprehensible”

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Michael Powell – former member of the Bush administration, son of Colin Powell, and certainly no stranger to battles over taste and decency – currently serves as the Rector of the College of William and Mary, and as such is heavily involved in the ongoing brouhaha over former College president Gene Nichol.

Last month, Republicans called four nominees to the College’s Board of Visitors to come before the House Privileges and Elections Committee, where they answered questions for about an hour and a half.

Powell’s diagnosis?

“There are aspects of the General Assembly’s behavior that are reprehensible.” (AP, 2/22/08)

Perhaps Powell felt that time could have been better spent on redistricting reform, closing the gun show loophole, or immediate property tax relief, all of which received cursory (if any) deliberation in the GOP-controlled House of Delegates.

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February 25, 2008 at 12:06 pm

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