The House Appropriations Committee this morning grilled Gov. Bob McDonnell’s chief of staff about the recently-announced deal to keep the Washington Redskins headquartered in Northern Virginia. Simply put, as this story explains, the legislators don’t like it.
McDonnell made a big deal of the agreement earlier this month, holding a news conference in front of the governor’s mansion and calling the Redskins “our team.” McDonnell, who has rooted for the ‘Skins for most of his life, didn’t want to lose the franchise to the District of Columbia or Maryland.
Not long ago, another Republican governor and potential vice presidential candidate spoke out about the loss of a pro sports franchise. But New Jersey’s Chris Christie wasn’t shedding a tear over losing the NBA’s Nets to Brooklyn. On the day of the Nets’ final game in Newark, a reporter asked Christie if he planned to go to the game. Here’s what he said:
– Michael Sluss