By Brian Kirwin
Originally posted at Bearing Drift
Anyone involved in Virginia Beach politics has heard speeches of the now-retired Del. Bob Purkey. Anyone very involved has heard them hundreds of times. The supremely involved can recite them verbatim.
One thing Del. Bob Purkey always said goes like this:
“Diversity is the future of this country and the future of this party”
He meant it. In endorsing Bill DeSteph two years ago, Del. Purkey said “diversity is the future of America, Virginia, and the 82nd House of Delegates District.”