The "blackface" story in Virginia has turned into farce.
The Governor, facing pressing calls to resign had a catastrophic press connference in which he admitted dressing up as Michael Jackson and doing a moonwalk, and said that he HAD blacked up, but he regretted it because shoe polish takes so long to come off. He had to be restrained from recreating the moonwalk on stage by his embarrassed wife.
He is still in post, however. Why I hear you ask? Well the next in line, if he were to resign, pending an election is the Lieutenant Governor. He HASN'T put on blackface in the path because he actually is black. But he can't take over because he is under a cloud over claims of sexual harassment arising from the #METOO movement. Third in line is the Attorney General, and he can't take over because, guess what? A photo has emrged of HIM in blackface too. What are the chances of that statistically? Does every future Democrat politician have to black up his face and sing "Mammy!" before he has a chance of getting a job or something?? Finally we come to the majority leader in the Virginia Legislature. He can't take over because he once EDITED a book which contained white people in blackface. You couldn't make it up.
So what is the takeaway here? That in the most powerful country in the history of the world, its politicians are so hobbled by the lunacy of political correctness and identity politics that the Governorship of a State is determined by who, and who did not, put on black boot polish thirty years ago as a student prank.
The coal miners covered in soot, aren't the half of it. You might think this is all a joke but it isn't. We have yet to approach peak Woke. Ask the Governor and other senior politicians in the Commonwealth of Virginia...