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Friday, August 05, 2005

Virginia Beach's Highway to Heaven


Another day, another story about Virginia Beach's minister/republican activists/entrepreneur Pat Robertson. Today in the Virginia-Pilot (that's a newspaper) an article detailed how Mr. Robertson's donations to the GOP has resulted in 10.8 million dollars of federal transportation funds for an exit leading to City Line Road. This road would lead to Robertson's proposed mixed-use real estate development in Virginia Beach.

The development of City Line Road, which does not exist at this very moment (minor detail), would be a yellow brick road leading to Robertson's real estate cash cow, paved at taxpayers' expense. Unfortunately, Pat gets to keep all the profits!

Allegiance to George Allen and the GOP has its benefits, big time. And to think, all of this for a mere $16,000 in offerings to the GOP. Hell, that's a divine return. Maybe Robertson should also open up a bank in his new development?

1 Comments:

  • At 8/19/2005 11:25 AM, Anonymous Kevin H said…

    Thanks for finding this, the transportation bill is a true example of poltical pork at its very worse. Allen simply delivered Pat a gift for his allegiance, and Pat will return the favor.

     

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