The Campaign Spot

Election-driven news and views . . . by Jim Geraghty.

Be Careful What You Wish for . . .


New York governor David Paterson, back in April, upon hearing that Rush Limbaugh was leaving the state because of new taxes: “If I knew that would be the result, I would’ve thought about the taxes earlier.”

New York governor David Paterson, now: “You heard the mantra, ‘Tax the rich, tax the rich’ . . . We’ve done that. We’ve probably lost jobs and driven people out of the state.”

Don’t worry, New Yorkers. Sure, you’re unemployed and overtaxed, and your state government is a cesspool of bickering and corruption, but your governor chased away that scary Rush Limbaugh and all those taxes he pays. I’m sure it was worth it.

Tags: Barack Obama , Bill Richardson , Chris Dodd , Fred Thompson , Hillary Clinton , Horserace , Joe Biden , John Edwards , John McCain , Mike Huckabee , Mitt Romney , Newt Gingrich , Rudy Giuliani , Sarah Palin , Something Lighter , Tommy Thompson


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