Advice from the Bunker
Friday, December 15, 2006 :::
Not Buck offers a bit of free advice to Bill Howell and Tim Kaine on the session ahead.
I'd say he's onto something. And for my flat-earth friends, this nugget addressed to Kaine is particularly interesting:
On the second front, start working the middle ground for some kind of compromise that leans in your favor. But do it quietly. There are enough NoVa middle of the road Republicans who will break off and vote for something to build a highway if the deadlock looks like it's going to drag on for a while. Who are they? I could tell you, but you'd have to pay for that kind of advice. But they're out there, and they'll vote for a 60/40 surplus-taxes split in a heartbeat.
I'm sure there are some who would eagerly cut just such a deal, if it meant saving their electoral hides. But do these "middle of the road Republicans" really want to plump for a tax hike going into an election?
And would even that really save them from a possible blue tide? I'm not so sure.
::: posted by Norman Leahy at 12/15/2006