Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Why didn't the chicken cross the road?

It is very likely the Virginia General Assembly, more specifically the House of Delegates, will drop all the eggs on Virginia's transportation fix. As the Roanoke Times points out, the House GOP will likely block any statewide solution coming to the floor for a vote - except the one with a gas tax increase, figuring they can put the Democrats between a rock and a hard place. Instead the Republicans want some sort of regional solution - but neither NOVA nor Hampton Roads are buying it. Politics as usual. Road needs will continue to be unfunded. The health of Virginia's economy is jeopardized. The chicken wants a good road to cross.
In my cackle of yesterday, I commented on Jim Gilmore's I-81 road trip. Seems Jim is a bit camera shy, perhaps not trusting what he'll say or do (like his buddy George . . . you pick which one). According to a post on Raising Kaine, Gilmore's Gang worked hard to stop a Warner supporter from filming at an event at a Salem convenience store. Maybe denying freedom is a campaign technique of choice for some Republicans.

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