Terry McAuliffe Crony Capitalism Watch

One of the most interesting races this year is the Virginia governorship battle, pitting constitutionalist Ken Cuccinelli, the commonwealth's current attorney general, against Democratic fundraiser and close Clinton pal (chairman of Hillary's 2008 presidential campaign) Terry McAuliffe. You can be sure that the knives will be out of Cuccinelli, seeking to portray his fidelity to constitutional principles as right wing extremism. That's because McAuliffe has so little to offer himself that he is attempting to remake himself into some sort of business leader who will bring jobs to Virginia. Sadly, there is no substance to McAuliffe's claims to job creation and business leadership. Kimberly Starssel of the Wall Street Journal has reviewed the record of McAuliffe in creating green jobs, and finds plenty of political influence, deal-making, and smoke and mirrors, and also some questionable activity that looks a lot like selling visas to the United States, but very few jobs, and almost...(Read Full Post)