“I’m into consistency.”
This afternoon, Del. Tim Hugo rose from his seat on the House floor to embark on a lengthy speech against Del. Chuck Caputo’s budget amendment to provide $225,560 for Best Buddies International. He proceeded to mock any legislators who dared to vote against diverting the general fund into anything but transportation projects, saying that he, on the other hand, is “into consistency.”
Really? As previously pointed out, Del. Hugo’s a frequent floor-flipper, so we wondered how “consistent” he’s been on other matters.
Del. Hugo claims his main priority is transportation – but of the thirteen meetings held during his short term on the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission (July 2004 – September 2005), he attended precisely two before asking to be removed from the board in a letter to Speaker Howell. That’s a 15% attendance record.
As for general fund spending, Hugo patroned or co-patroned non-transportation budget items to the tune of $19 million. And that’s only counting last year.
Top that all off with his vote for the GOP transportation plan, which plenty of Republicans seem to think is at odds with their Taxpayer Protection Pledge, and you’ve just got to ask: consistency? What consistency?