Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Call your friends in Virginia

Norman Leahy at the Virginia Institute of Public Policy was on a candidate conference call Wednesday with Virginia gubernatorial candidate (and former DNC Chair) Terry McAuliffe. His report included this passage:
"But McAuliffe is careful to repeat that taxes -- and even small ones like tolls -- should not be raised during a downturn. Once conditions improve, of course, all bets are off. However, this does distinguish him from the other Democratic contenders, both of whom have made clear that tax increases remain on the table, even as the economy limps through the recession."

That sounds a lot like our own then-candidate Steve Beshear lying about not raising taxes before his own election. If you have any friends in Virginia, you may want to share your experience.