This could be the nicest thing you read today, via the Wall Street Journal:
A West Virginia University freshman who did most of her campaigning out of her dorm room became the youngest state lawmaker in the nation Tuesday.
Republican Saira Blair, a fiscally conservative 18-year-old, will represent a small district in West Virginia’s eastern panhandle, about 1½ hours outside Washington, D.C., after defeating her Democratic opponent 63% to 30%, according to the Associated Press. A third candidate got 7% of the vote.
In a statement, Ms. Blair thanked her supporters and family, as well as her opponents for running a positive campaign. “History has been made tonight in West Virginia, and while I am proud of all that we have accomplished together, it is the future of this state that is now my singular focus,” she said.
Ms. Blair campaigned on a pledge to work to reduce certain taxes on businesses, and she also holds antiabortion and pro-gun positions. She defeated Democrat Layne Diehl, a 44-year-old Martinsburg attorney, whose top priorities included improving secondary education and solving the state’s drug epidemic.
How awesome is this?
Tweeters are as impressed as we are:
Well, not everyone is as impressed. WTF is wrong with liberals?
Exit question: What does the Venn diagram look like of libs who are trashing Ms. Blair but defended Lena Dunham for putting pebbles in her sister’s vagina?
Editor’s note: A tweet that was inadvertently included has been removed from this post.