McDonnell caved on this business of a no-tax pledge.

Back in June I was impressed that Bob McDonnell had refused to pledge not to raise taxes. A grownup Republican running for governor! What a relief. But…no. He caved when I wasn’t looking:

Deeds’s Republican opponent, former attorney general Robert F. McDonnell, repeated his pledge not to raise taxes for roads or anything else.

Lame. If he had the courage of his convictions, he’d campaign on government doing less, which is what’s necessary for a government that taxes less. He’s just another candidate offering something for nothing.

I probably should have noticed this at some point in the last month, but the wife and I closed on a construction loan yesterday, and that’s required a surprising amount of work for the past…oh…two and a half years-ish. More on that at a later date.

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