Jeff Schapiro: “Think earmarks are just a problem in Washington?”

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    According to Jeff Schapiro, “Wait until you hear what Virginia legislators have been doing with tobacco settlement money.”

    Also, check out Tom McLaughlin’s article on the “$4 million stolen from under [the Virginia Tobacco Commission’s] collective nose by John Forbes, a former Secretary of Finance in the administration of Gov. Jim Gilmore.”

    Apparently, we’ve got some “issues” in Republican-controlled Richmond, not just in Democratic-controlled Washington, DC. (of course, needless to say, we also had the same – actually, FAR worse – “issues” when Tom DeLay and his “K Street” Republican robber barons controlled Congress and Bush/Cheney were in the White House…)