There was a good article in Sunday’s Washington Post about the renewed focus on the impact of the car tax on the Virginia budget. While there is a move to limit the fiscal impact of former Gov. Jim Gilmore’s irresponsible election ploy, success might put the car tax in play in the 2005 elections. The article even suggests a possible Gilmore candidacy to regain the state’s top post.

With the effective analysis of the political situation, the article can’t help do what seemingly most Post articles about taxes do: quote James Parmelee. Never mind that his statement makes no sense, The Post quotes him for the 108th time since the beginning of 2002, twice last week alone.