Chatting with Congressman Cantor

Amanda Carpenter
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Posted: Sep 04, 2008 9:09 PM
I had the chance to speak with Virginia Congressman Eric Cantor (R.) as he strolled by us Townhallers a few moments ago.

I told him I felt like the McCain and Palin were doing a fine job positioning themselves as the "reformists," but didn't have a firm grasp quite yet on what particular things they would be reforming. Sure, I know they want to cut spending and beat corruption but now I'm looking for something a little less abstract. "What does reform really mean to McCain-Palin," I asked

"It's about restoring accountability," Cantor, a former small-business owner, told me. He went on to explain the need for Congress to start getting used to meeting their budgets, just like small-business owners have to make payroll each month.  "Taxpayers have to start getting a better return on their investment," he said.

I also noticed Cantor was carrying a copy of the book "Audacity of Deceit." I asked him how it was. "I don't know, somebody just handed it to me," he said. "I have a feeling I am going to like it."