Friday, February 12, 2010
Reneging on a Promise? Easy as ABC!
In the recently touted, victorious campaign of Rethug "Blowdry Bob" McDonnell for Virginia governor, one of the keystones of Blowdry Bob's plan to fund transportation improvements in the Commonwealth was to sell its Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) liquor stores. Blowdry Bob's claim that this would generate $500 million for transportation improvements was generally scoffed at, but it helped him get through the election.
Well, now that he's Governor, Blowdry Bob's Rethug cohorts are pulling back on his promise to sell the ABC stores -- in order to give the measure "more study." Be assured he will study it for 3 1/2 years, until he's ready to leave office, and the Rethugs will need to come up with another shell game to delay raising revenue to pay for transportation needs. It's how they (if not Virginia drivers) roll.
(Photo: Blowdry Bob McDonnell: "What, you expected me to have a serious plan?!")