Thursday, February 15, 2007
It's Almost Official, Tom Davis Is Not 'Surging'
Rep. thomas M. Davis II (R-Va.) lamented that "these are purely political statements, and the debate we should be having is the most apolitical subject of all -- national security in a time of peril." He then announced that he will vote for the resolution.Davis has also done a little early-season flip-flopping as regards the Tysons Corner tunnel, the Washington Post reports this morning as well.
Maybe his lovely bride's upcoming state Senate campaign may have swayed his resoluteness with election-year light to see things the same way as Gov. Tim Kaine and a majority of Northern Virginians.
You know, the same governor who is doing everything humanly possible to keep Virginia moving forward but nonetheless gets characterized by GOP mouthpieces as a booster of higher taxes!
Indeed! What hath thou now to sayeth about one of your own, my dear GOP shills; and you know who you are...
The public groundswell against building an elevated track through Tysons Corner for a Metrorail extension to Dulles International Airport has failed to force a change in course. But it has helped sway one key player: Rep. Thomas M. Davis III.
In July, the Virginia Republican co-wrote a forceful letter warning Gov. Timothy M. Kaine (D) that switching to an underground route in Tysons could jeopardize federal funding for the 23-mile line. The warnings, repeated in later meetings, persuaded Kaine to reject a tunnel in September.
Last weekend, Davis appeared at a rally of tunnel supporters in Vienna, wearing a pro-tunnel sticker and declaring that elected officials must do everything they can to determine whether an underground route is possible. He said yesterday that he is building congressional support for preserving federal funding for the project if it switches to a tunnel.