Friday, September 05, 2003

Of George Wilder and other Virginia oddities

This wild article says that if only Virginia would eliminate the power vacuum caused by the hamstrung governor and part-time legislature, by means of abolishing the term limits for the governor, a powerful conservative would come long and cut the size of government in half, reduce taxes, and break up the police state.

These conclusions strike me as odd. The only government agency with the public image of running wild since the 1990s is VDOT - the rest have faced recurring budget cuts, and some of the old-timers in education and elections and other fiefdoms have been run off by the Republicans.

I can't disagree with this article from the Cavalier Daily, which concludes that this fall's elections in Virginia can't mean much, because not many people are running for legislative positions.

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