Yesterday afternoon’s rally on the Capitol steps:
This morning I was talking to Bob McDonnell, Virginia’s state attorney general, who will be running for governor next year. My question was, what is the deciding issue this year, and what did he think of the bailout. Clearly the economy’s the deciding issue; the bailout is a bad idea because of the burden it imposes on all.
As state attoney, McDonnell, a fiscal conservative, has cut his office budget by $3.8 million, returned his official state car and cut his personal salary by 2%.