The Washington Post profiled Robyn Deane, Bob McDonnell’s former brother-in-law, in an interview posted Friday. Deane spoke about being in the spotlight as she lobbies for gay and transgendered rights. The article grabs insight from several political analysts on the impact Deane’s activism could bring to the cause.
From the Post:
Though Deane has not spoken to McDonnell in more than a decade, her activities threaten to become a nuisance and embarrassment to the governor and could cause trouble with social conservatives if he were to engage Deane.
“It puts the governor in a very awkward position,” said Mark Rozell, a political scientist at George Mason University. “It could inflame activists who don’t want their leader to try so hard to be liked by everyone.”