Following in the footsteps of former-Gov. Jim Gilmore, Kaine has accepted the chairmanship of a political party, while serving as governor. President George Bush tapped Gilmore to serve as the national chairman of the GOP, which he did ... briefly.
Whether Kaine ought to divide his time -- he's technically going to be the "part-time chairman" until a year from now -- between his last year duties as governor, and whatever he's going to do for Team Donkey, part-time, I don't know.
But, if for no other reason than he is imitating Gilmore, in my gut, I wish Kaine had not taken the offer. Time will tell if it was a smart move. Sometimes, "change" is awkward.