Mises Institute president Jeff Deist and I had a rollicking chat this afternoon on the Virginia election on News Talk Florida. Regardless of who wins the governor’s race, government schools took a shellacking in this election. Far more parents are awakened and outraged at officialdom claiming the right to indoctrinate children as politicians please. Jeff mentioned that Terry McAuliffe made a squirrely $8 million profit from a tiny insider investment in the 1990s. I pointed out that McAuliffe had heavy expenses, such as sending his 5 children to private schools. I don’t recall the McAuliffe campaign mentioning that in their ads.
The media vitriol is almost off the charts in this race. A Washington Post columnist today railed that “Youngkin and his allies have pumped that raw right-wing sewage directly into the minds of the GOP base.”
And I had so hoped that this election would be the tonic to help restore people’s faith in the political system, esp. after the unpleasantness of 2020.
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