By Rand Paul
Obama acts as though we no longer have a Constitution
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell faces some difficult decisions when it comes time to sign bills passed during this year's General Assembly, including whether to sign or amend a transportation bill that riled conservatives and could further alienate some members of his own party.
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is locked in a standoff with Prince George's County Democrats over appointing a House of Delegates nominee who has a dark past and is already suing to keep control of the seat.
"The governor would be wise to bank his victories on the transportation bill," said Mr. Farnsworth, a professor at the University of Mary Washington. "When you talk about something as carefully calibrated as this bill was, the governor would be taking a huge risk to reopen the discussion."
While conservatives are pushing for changes, political science professor Stephen J. Farnsworth said such a move might prove too risky as alterations could endanger the majority support needed for an amended plan to pass.