They answered some questions, dodged others. Promoted themselves, tore the other guy down. And just in case an hour of yapping onstage wasn’t enough to make their case, Timothy M. Kaine (D) and George Allen (R) said it with lapel pins.
Virginia’s two former governors and U.S. Senate hopefuls, polar opposites on most things, pursued strikingly similar suit-adornment strategies in Monday night’s debate: Each wore a pin meant to puncture the claims his opponent was floating about him.
Allen often accuses Kaine of supporting massive defense cuts, so Kaine fought back by sporting an American flag pin.
Kaine says Allen would deny women access to abortion, birth control and equal pay. Allen countered with a pink breast cancer bow.