In a Daily Press article yesterday (click here) about the commonwealth's deteriorating budget and financial situation, Delegate Phil Hamilton (R-93, Newport News), chairman of the House Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions, as well as vice chairman of the Appropriations Committee provided a classic one-liner:

"I hope that we actually have an open, honest and candid discussion about the expenditures we make. There are a lot of sacred cows in the budget. In some cases, the farmers have left, and the cows are still doing well."

Here's hoping for a few less cows. Norm Leahy at Tertium Quids has some thoughts as to which and whose cows should get gored (click here). Or at least diet some. After all, isn't that what we humans have to do when our budgets are tight?