A fiscal basket case, in other words.
The Commonwealth of Virginia has weathered the Bush/Obama economic storm better than any other state in the Union. Especially those that had been - and in the case of California, still are - burdening their citizens with exorbitant taxes that stifled any opportunity for growth. Democrat states. Illinois. Michigan. Oregon. Rhode Island.
So what does Senate candidate Tim Kaine propose that the Commonwealth do to take it to the next level?
Kaine: Be like Illinois and Michigan and Oregon and Rhode Island - and California - and raise taxes.
And like the United States of America, a nation in fiscal peril.
Because high taxes made life so swell for the people living in those states of chaos and despair.
We don't need any more Kaines in Washington. The city that made the mess America find itself in is full of them.