If former Governor Mark Warner is so sure that he left Virginia in such good shape, then why have we had such budget messes each year since we tearfully waved him good-bye? Furthermore, since he claims former Governor Jim Gilmore left office with a budget deficit (although it was balanced), then does he think the budget of his hand-picked successor, Governor Tim Kaine is a true debacle?

Lastly, if his record setting tax increase was the cure for the flu last time, why isn't he recommending one this time? (State tax increase, that is; we know he's calling for a federal tax increase.)