A number of readers thought I went a bit overboard in defending Reps. Ben Cline, R-Botetourt, or Morgan Griffith, R-Salem, from slings and arrows in recent Letters to the Editor. A few got the joke, though.
Since December, scores of letters to the editor have hammered the Sixth and Ninth District congressmen. But as questionable as their efforts to overturn the presidential election were, it could be far worse.
Philip Van Cleave, president of the Virginia Citizens Defense League, thought it was an ordinary interview. And that's the way he played it, even after it meandered into the question of gun rights for toddlers, and guns masquerading as plush toys.