Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Virginia Governor's Agenda: Football, Yes; Education, No

Shortie McDonnell and his heroes.
OK, so now we get it. Clear as it can possibly be.

The governor of Virginia, Bob McDonnell, favors pro football, opposes education. No doubt about it at all.

He supported giving the Washington Redskins $4 million to stay in Loudon County. (There was an additional $2.4 million coming from Loudon County and the state, as well.) A bit ago, he signed a bill that erased more than $300,000 in funding to Blue Ridge Public Television in Roanoke, the bulk of that coming out of the station's education programming.

Legislators from both parties expressed exasperation at the public declaration of Republican priorities. Football, yes. Education, no. Simple formula.

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