According to WWBT-TV, Cuccinelli was heading to Richmond from Staunton on I-64 on Friday when he and his driver noticed smoke from the back tires of a truck hailing a flatbed trailer. Cuccinelli’s driver pulled alongside the truck, alerted the driver to the smoke, and then assisted the driver in putting out the fire.
So in moments when Cuccinelli is not using his office to promote his bid for governor of Virginia or spout off nonsense about the falsity of human-caused climate change, Cuccinelli is truly helping Virginians. Go figure.
Of course, the political capital this incident gives Cuccinelli in the upcoming gubernatorial election probably won’t be lost on Cuccinelli or his campaign staff. Cuccinelli may try to play it off as an act that any Virginian would have undertaken but the incident will certainly be brought up again during his campaign for governor.
All politics aside, Cuccinelli performed admirably and should be praised for it. It is just ironic that his greatest form of public service so far has been on I-64 and not Capital Square.