Gov. Bob McDonnell’s Norquist-ian bargain may actually be a Faustian bargain.
Because McDonnell believed that to get ahead he had to go along, he signed Grover Norquist’s no-new-taxes pledge as a state legislator from Virginia Beach, an office the Republican won in 1991.
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