The big news in WV today is the visit of President Obama to Charleston to discuss the opioid addiction crisis. This state leads the nation in overdose deaths.
You can read more or watch the whole thing here. The president also gave Gazette Mail reporter David Gutman and exclusive interview here.
Not surprisingly, coal supporters, many of whom blame all the ills of the industry on the president, also rallied. There was some racial dog whistling at the event. It is my long held position that the blackness of the president has been a gift from the gods both to the industry and to certain politicians.
The state's attorney general also used the visit to show his....position.