I noted this morning that Bob McDonnell has announced his plan to reopen nineteen rest stops around the Old Dominion. I also recall that in his inaugural address our governor said that he planned to sell or otherwise dispose of Virginia's ABC stores because running ABC stores is not a government function.
Can anyone explain to me why running rest stops (at an estimated cost of $7.5 million to $10 million this year alone) is a government function while running ABC stores (which contributes roughly $300 million to the Virginia General Fund every year) is not a government function?
I have a pretty good idea myself, but I'd really like to hear some conservatives defend these policies. Ready. Set. Go.