Virginia Governor slip of the tongue “Federal government spending helped, particularly health care and education”

It looks like Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell(R), forgot a rule from the standard GOP playbook, that rule being that you never ever admit that federal spending actually helps your state. In an interview on MSNBC’s “The Daily Rundown” the governor said that his state is one of the highest recipients of federal dollars, that cuts to federal spending would disproportionately affect his state, long term, and that federal spending has helped his state especially when it comes to education and healthcare. Of course after making those admissions he promptly got back on message and stated that he supported cuts to spending.
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