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Jeff Schapiro: “Bob McDonnell’s favorite president is a big government guy”

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Jeff Schapiro points out that “Gov. Bob McDonnell likes to quote George Washington, except for the part about federal supremacy over rebellious states.” Schapiro also quotes Washington’s “choice words” regarding Virginia’s “unique hostility towards the national government.” According to George Washington, “it is the most malignant…the most unwarrantable disposition.” The same words could very well be applied to Bob McDonnell and Ken Cuccinelli today.  One final quote from George Washington pertains to the infamous Whiskey Rebellion: “Should the anti-taxers prevail, republican government might perish in one stroke.” As Jeff Schapiro notes, Bob McDonnell doesn’t talk about “that George Washington.” Gee, I wonder why not.