The 52-Year-Old Virgin?


Bob Goodlatte, the Republican congressman from Virginia who spearheaded the online gambling ban approved by the House yesterday, might want to have someone redesign the header at the top of his online statements, which features his smirking face next to his name and a Virginia state flag superimposed over a pastoral scene. Because the flag is flapping, the header seems to read, "Congressman Bob Goodlatte, Virgin."

I'm not saying it's a plausible description of the 52-year-old legislator, who is married and has two children. But it surely cannot help the image of an anti-gambling crusader who hangs out with Clifford the Big Red Dog.