You may not be familiar with that expression. A petard is a small explosive and, sometimes, a bomb-maker gets blown up (hoisted) by his own device. Think of the liberal left's use of the politics of personal destruction. Look what they did to Robert Bork, Clarence Thomas, and Brett Kavanaugh and just a few weeks ago to the Covington boys. What a delicious moment to see one of the "righteous ones" get a taste of his own medicine. Do you think the media will pillory Northam like they do Trump for every real and imagined offense? Not likely. They will make all kinds of excuses for him just like they did for the Covington students. (Oh wait, they didn't excuse them did they?)
Ralph Northam won't apologize for supporting infanticide, but now he is in full damage control mode over his blackface photo. The RPV (Republican Party of Virginia) has a petition for his recall based on this. Well...people do a lot of stupid things when they're young. This was stupid and offensive, but what should be the primary reason to want his recall? His support for the murder of the innocent. If you want to sign the petition, go here.