I thought, based on a clarification his camp issued that he was firmly in support of Virginia's capital punishment system.
Now we learn this about his views from a WaPo article in 2007 when he was running for the House of Delegates:
'I escape the conservative model on things like the death penalty, the mentally retarded and the mentally ill,' Cuccinelli said. He added: 'I am modestly more conservative than the district, but she is a lot more liberal than the district.'Look, this is simple. Stick to your core values and beliefs and don't hide them for political expediency. If you believe the death penalty is immoral, don't be a weasel like Gov. Tim Kaine, who believes the death penalty is immoral but signs death warrants anyway.
Cuccinelli's opposition to most expansions to the death penalty and his support for increased funding for the mentally retarded stem from his Catholic faith, he said. His support for better mental-health services comes from representing clients with mental illness in commitment hearings.
Don't tell the Post in 2007 that your faith leads you to oppose expansion of the death penalty and turn around in 2009 and boast that you
voted to extend the death penalty to people who murder trial witnesses, judges and law enforcement officers. And as your Attorney General, I am committed to upholding the death penalty verdicts of our juries and will work to defend and strengthen our capital punishment law from intrusions and attempts by the left
to derail it.
People might conclude that whatever your actual position is, you don't have the moral will to be forthcoming about it.