I am in some superficial approval of this man.
He strikes me as somehow Denis McDonough-ish in temperament, say if McDonough was a guy who ran for offices (I bet he will someday). They are both high achieving Spanish speakers who did missions. The big common thread…. a St. Paul kind of Irish Catholicism. Kaine was born in St. Paul (not raised there).
Kaine was born at the old St. Joseph’s Hospital… I see an origin story that is so, so distinctly mid-century St. Paul, German / Irish Catholic. My families come from that. This St. Paul G/I thing is not as well a known thing as Minnesota’s Swedish Lutheranism. It’s perhaps not known at all really, not known to many. But it is a thing, and…
I dunno, I just approve. I don’t see a bad apple coming from the St. Paul G/I thing.