Gould Was Unmoved
Gould chastised Shadegg for backing the budget and tax hike proposal. He said he wasn't surprised by Shadegg's letter "because it seems like we're in some kind of an alternative universe right now where we've got conservatives who are willing to vote for a tax increase. ... Myself and Sen. Gorman and Mr. Biggs and Mr. Crump are all on a different planet where conservatives do what conservatives are supposed to do, and everybody else has decided to go to the governor's position. The congressman is entitled to his own opinion. He also voted for the bailout, so he moved down a notch in my book, at least," Gould said.