I have been tough on gubernatorial candidate Tim Kaine in the recent past but I believe he should be given some slack here. First of all, my guess is (at least my hope is) that he can verbalize coherently without butchering his syntax and without contradicting himself with two back-to-back utterances.
Kaine and Transportation
Lt. Gov unveils transportation plans
Niche Herman, WFLS News
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tim Kaine has unveiled his plans to fix the state's transportation problems.
"We are at a crisis level in transportation in Virginia. All of the stastistics [sic] point to that. Roads and miles traveled by Virginia residents has [sic] dramatically increased [roads have dramatically increased?], construction costs for transportation facilities of all kinds have dramatically increased. Time stuck in traffic is becoming a way of life."
Kaine says if elected, he will veto any taxes to fund transportation. He also says he can't support a transportation tax until the state passes a constitutional amendment banning the legislature from dipping into the fund for other reasons. However, the earliest such an amendment could be put to voters in a referendum would be 2009. (link)
Kaine believes the state of Virginia is at such a crisis level in transportation that he will veto any taxes to rectify the problem? This doesn't even say "tax increase." It says, "he will veto any taxes to fund transportation."
As we all know, Tim Kaine has decided to run a Bill Clinton-like campaign and is feebly attempting to speak out of both sides of his mouth on the issues of the day (he's probably in favor of abortion-on-demand but wants abortion to be a rare occurrence) but even he wouldn't try to convince this reporter that he views the problem with the state's roads to be of crisis proportions and that he intends to make it far worse.
He's not stupid. Right?
Is there an editor at this site reading this stuff?