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Fairfax Chamber Debate: The After Scrum

Amy Gardner

The Republican Party of Virginia is circulating this video of Democrat R. Creigh Deeds explaining how he's not for taxes except when he is after the close of his debate with Republican Robert F. McDonnell today at the Capital One center in Tysons Corner.

It's pretty self-explanatory, is probably not terribly helpful to Deeds, and undoubtedly is coming soon, all or in part, to a McDonnell television ad near you.

By Amy Gardner  |  September 17, 2009; 2:17 PM ET
Categories:  2009 Governor's Race , Amy Gardner , Creigh Deeds , Election 2009 , Robert F. McDonnell  
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At least Deeds is open to new sources of funding... How does McDonnell plan on paying for widening 66, 95, and extending Metro? Republican Magic? Does he have a secret plan to fund transportation?

McDonnell is all gimmicks, saying exactly what he thinks he needs to to win... nothing more.

Posted by: JamesEMartin | September 17, 2009 2:33 PM | Report abuse

JamesEMartin -- McDonnell has released a 19 page transportation plan that includes pages of new sources of funding. Your guy has said he'll come up with a plan in the future.

In the meantime, did anyone else see the arrogantly dismissive way that Deeds treated the female reporter from the Free Lance Star, smirking and calling her "Young lady"? What a colossal jerk.

Posted by: JTR555 | September 17, 2009 2:52 PM | Report abuse

By new funding, you means billions away from public school kids to pay for roads... in that case Bob has proposed new sources of funding.

You think Deeds calling her "young lady" (a show of respect) is an insult? What do you think about McDonnell saying woman who work outside the home are selfish and a detriment to the family?

Posted by: JamesEMartin | September 17, 2009 3:00 PM | Report abuse

hahaha...this guy is a clown just like Obama. If anyone seriously wants to stand behind that incoherent babbling as a plan for transportation then I feel sorry for you..

Posted by: alan8228 | September 17, 2009 3:08 PM | Report abuse

Haha WaPo - your man Deeds just showed what he thinks of women who get uppity and don't stay in their place.
Is that not what you've been bleating about McDonnell for the past 4 weeks?


Posted by: John1 | September 17, 2009 8:39 PM | Report abuse

Most party hacks only tune in on one side of the message. Let this Independent help you.

McDonnell will pay for his transportation plan with funds from selling the State Owned VABC liquor stores.

Taiwan is also doing the same thing, selling the state owned liquor distribution system. So this is a tried and true solution without taking more out of you and I. How's that not a good plan?

Sounds very smart to me. McDonnell clearly showed he is a leader at the debate and Deeds clearly not. That's a long way to come for this Independent to come to that conclusion.

Posted by: letsfroggy1 | September 18, 2009 10:26 AM | Report abuse

Deeds clearly fumbled a bit, yes. But what's this big deal about taxes? I'd gladly pay $.04/gallon more in gas taxes ($.64/fillup, $16/year - the horror!) if it meant even a 10% shorter commute every day.

Northern Virginia isn't that dumb, RPV, don't try to convince them they are.

Posted by: antoniomelias | September 18, 2009 10:53 AM | Report abuse

McDonnell says he'll use the profits from offshore drilling to pay for transportation. So in essense, don't expect to see any transportation improvements if he wins. I'd gladly take the chance with Deeds continuing the legacy of Warner & Kaine over a bible-thumping Dixie-crat anyday.

Oh, and the reporter whom Deeds supposedly insulted? She said she took no offense to the comment. It's now a non-issue. When I told my wife, she wondered what the hubbub was about? She found it non-insulting as well.

Posted by: BigDaddyD | September 18, 2009 1:43 PM | Report abuse

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