The official portrait of soon-to-be-former Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam includes “faux newspaper front pages on the repeal of [the] death penalty and taking down Confederate statues”:
Here's some legacy-cementing: @RalphNortham portrait for the Va capitol features faux newspaper front pages on the repeal of death penalty and taking down Confederate statues
— Jonathan Martin (@jmartNYT) January 12, 2022
What a clown:
Wow. That's new levels of egoism. Why no headlines about blackface or infanticide? https://t.co/oGqaDbYK18
— Mark Hemingway (@Heminator) January 12, 2022
Here are some other headlines he missed:
You left out:
Destroying 1 in 4 small businesses.
Blackface and a klan robe.
Being AOK w/allowing an infant to die from a botched abortion.
Allowing rioters to destroy Richmond.
Threatening to sue school districts who unmasked kids.
And more! https://t.co/bBbuagfaLt
— The🐰FOO (@PolitiBunny) January 12, 2022
According to Mark Keam, a member of the Virginia House of Delegates, he may not be wearing a tie because *Dr.* Newsom argued that “ties can capture a lot of virus particle”:
And the first Governor to pose without a tie — back story: as a doctor, he told us to not wear ties during COVID as ties can capture a lot of virus particles.
— Mark Keam 🇺🇸 (@MarkKeam) January 12, 2022
Cool story. He should wear a mask then:
Where's his mask? Is this him in self-isolation? Where's that KKK hood and blackface make-up he loves so much?
— Jacob Airey (@realJacobAirey) January 12, 2022
And we’d be remiss if we didn’t include a few photoshops of the portrait in our post:
— MomAtArms (@mom_at_arms) January 12, 2022
Or how about this version?
Outgoing Virginia Governor @RalphNortham presents his portrait.
— TugboatPhil (@TugboatPhil) January 12, 2022
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