Saturday, February 04, 2006

Kaine Cracking the Whip...

Running out of patience, the Washington Post reports Gov. Kaine is threatening to extend the legislative session unless the House comes up with a transportation plan for Northern Virginia.

Feeling a bit frisky after the latest win by Democrats in the special Senate election this past Tuesday, Kaine is quoted as saying:
I'm not going to walk away without a deal...If something doesn't get done, I'm going to stay until it does.
Del. Joe T. May of Loudoun can see the tea leaves falling from the trees and figures he and his team of Republican gardeners better come up with a transportation plan, and QUICK!

Ever the consummate politician, Kaine is leaving enough wiggle room for the GOP to save face; and they are grabbing it like a lifeline thrown to a drowning drunk. In the case of Republicans, the ale of the problem has been that nasty brew of power of the last 20 years or so.

Loudoun Supervisor Stephen J. Snow (R-Dulles), an opponent of strict growth controls, gave the governor credit for his willingness to look at the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority's proposal to extend Metro while also improving the Dulles Toll Road.

Oh my, how the political climate has decisively turned in favor of Tim Kaine. Maybe Northern Virginians will finally get some transportation help from Richmond!

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