Senate Democratic Majority Leader Richard Saslaw has spoken…bluntly. Saslaw has a reputation for being outspoken, but this time he may have gone too far.
In a recent interview with The Washington Post, Senator Saslaw claimed the state of Virginia may as well be West Virginia, “if we pull Northern Virginia out of the equation.” This statement is a reference to the tax differences between Northern and Southern Virginia.
So why exactly would it be necessary for Saslaw to “pull Northern Virginia out of the equation?” Is the rest of the state really such an embarrassment? Saslaw must think that Southern Virginia is full of hicks in straw hats and over-alls. One would hope the Senator had learned his lesson after his much-talked-about comment when he compared gun owners to the cast of "Deliverance." Apparently not. The senator's quick-to-judge attitude and narrow-minded comments will leave him on bad terms with the rest of Virginia. In boasting exclusively of his region, he has embarrassed the entire Commonwealth...again.