Don't think of a purple 800 lb. gorilla

Mixing colloquialisms?  Yes.  Reading this.  Republicans refuse to do math, and have managed to keep tax rates artifically low for more than 20 years now.  The power behind the Virginia Democrats get upset that money gets spent south of Quantico.
Go read Blue Virginia, and see the staunch opposition to the 460 project.
What was the first thing Jim Gilmore canned after revenues started drying up?  Adding another lane to I-64 from Bad Newz to 295.
Mark Warner spent nearly all of the Federal money in NoVA.  Timmay kept it up.