RICHMOND — Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s new book doesn’t hit stores until Feb. 12, but a few pages of it have trickled out to The Washington Post.
The Republican gubernatorial candidate wrote the book, “The Last Line of Defense: The New Fight for American Liberty,” with Brian J. Gottstein, his spokesman at the Attorney General’s office. It recounts his legal battles with the federal government. Chief among them: His first-in-the-nation but ultimately unsuccessful lawsuit against “Obamacare.”
“A must-read for every patriot,” reads its billing on Amazon.com.
Spoiler alert: The pages reveal Cuccinelli is a conservative. His campaign declined to comment Wednesday night.
On the pages sent the Post’s way, Cuccinelli uses language akin to Mitt Romney’s famous “47 percent” comment. The Republican presidential candidate had suggested that a share of the electorate was so dependent on government hand-outs that it would never vote for him.
Romney’s words, captured on a hidden camera, helped sink his campaign. Time will tell how the similar language plays for Cuccinelli, who unlike Romney has never been accused of trying to pass himself off as a moderate. In his case, he wants voters to hear it.