For those of you who choose not to watch the video (I don't blame you; it's painful), here's one take on it:
Creigh Deeds Explains His Position on Tax Hikes With Kerryesque ClarityAs best I can tell, here's Deeds's plan: He's not going to raise taxes that would in any way impact Virginia's general fund but might possibly raise gas taxes the revenue from which will go into the general fund.
By Jim Geraghty, Hot Air
I can't believe this guy might be my next governor. Creigh Deeds, explaining his position on taxes, says at one point, "I'm not going to raise taxes, but I'm going to sign a transportation plan that raises new revenue." Then in the post-debate press conference, he says, within milliseconds of each other, "I have no plans to raise taxes" followed by "everything is on the table."
Somewhere, John Kerry is watching this and saying, "See? It's not just me!" [link]
Maybe it's time to go back to more substantive issues like McDonnell's quarter-century-old college thesis.
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Even the Democratic Party's house organ - the Washington Post - is without words of support on this one. See "Deeds in a Bit of a Bind on Taxes, Transportation." Yeah, a bit of a bind. Like Captain Edward Smith was in a bit of a bind when the Titanic was taking on water.