Two quips make today's QOD. First, on the House Floor, Delegate Keith Hodges (R-98, Urbanna) eloquently praised the General Assembly IT staff, which redesigned and updated the GA website, as well as a new e-mail system, then mentored all legislative staff and lawmakers on its uses. After a warm round of applause, Speaker Bill Howell (R-28, Stafford) replied:
The IT staff does a wonderful job. I don't hold them responsible for the voting board not working the other day.
Delegate Todd Gilbert (R-15, Woodstock), after a circuit court judge, up for re-election, finished her testimony before the Courts of Justice sub-committee that vets judicial nominees, set up the audience and colleagues alike for a vote recusal before dropping this:
She gave me my first job, so I have to say nice things about her. She went on to bigger and better things — and I went on to this!