#1 Stimulus Hypocrite Griffith To Challenge Boucher?

Sunday, February 21, 2010

This morning's Roanoke Times reports that "After weeks of indecision, state Del. Morgan Griffith, R-Salem, is lining up support for a likely campaign against Democratic U.S. Rep. Rick Boucher of Abingdon." Reportedly, Griffith "has not made a firm decision," but "two state Republican officials who spoke on condition of anonymity said today that Griffith is likely to run for the congressional seat after getting positive feedback from GOP activists in the district."

If Griffith runs, it will be interesting to hear how he explains this:
Check out this site of stimulus money and notice something fascinating: on a per capita basis, stimulus money in Virginia is going heavily to areas represented by stimulus-haters!


After Richmond, it really gets interesting. Next up in receiving stimulus dollars on a per person basis is Salem, home town of House Majority Leader Morgan Griffith. I'm sure Griffith is very happy about all that money flowing in, but the hypocrisy is rather rank for somebody who rails against government spending and even votes to reject that money. So why isn't he volunteering to send his district's money back to Washington, DC?
It will be particularly interesting to hear Griffith explain his vote for this bill, advocating for a balanced budget amendment, at the same time he happily took $33 million ($1,287 per person) in federal stimulus cash for his district. Hypocrisy, thy name is Griffith!