"Conservative" McDonnell From Virginia Spends Taxpayer Dollars On A Team That Plays Its Games In Maryland
Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell is one of the names being mentioned as a possible running mate for Mitt Romney. In addition to being the governor from what is considered an important swing state, McDonell supposedly has strong credentials as a fiscal conservative that would help Romney wit the GOP base.
But you really have to wonder whether McDonnell deserves the reputation as a conservative after the decision he announced yesterday to spend millions of state dollars to upgrade the Washington Redskins' practice facility in Ashburn, VA. Keep in mind that:
1. The Redskins aren't just a privately-owned team, they are one of the most profitable teams in all of professional sports.
2. This is the Washington Redskins, not the Virginia Redskins.
3. The team plays its games in a stadium located in Maryland.