Powerful Liquor Privatization Foe Pulls a 180. Or Does He?

Last week, National Review lambasted Pennsylvania GOP State Senator Chuck McIlhinney for standing athwart Pennsylvania’s liquor privatization effort. A couple days later he was on Dom Giordano’s radio show, recanting. The conservative Commonwealth Foundation think tank was psyched, while another right-wing group, the Citizens Alliance of Pennsylvania, thinks he’s “just spinning on the issue,” and will continue to target him with television advertisements. McIlhinney matters because he is chair of the committee that will essentially decide the fate of privatization in the Senate. (A House bill that he now says doesn’t go far enough has already been passed.) [Patriot-News]