Is everyone, including Phillip Gunn, a RINO these days

Republicans coined the term “RINO” (Republicans in Name Only) to denigrate other Republicans who didn’t toe the conservative line.

These days, I’m having trouble seeing the line.

Thought it had to do with cutting the cost and size of government, reducing public and corporate welfare, and such. Must be a different line, though, with top Republicans ignoring the line I saw.

Take Speaker of the Mississippi House of Representatives Philip Gunn. He wants to re-locate the state Department of Revenue to his hometown, Clinton, from the current dilapidated building in nearby Raymond.

“I represent the people of Clinton, and they sent me here to look out for their interests,” said Gunn.

Bill Crawford ([email protected]), syndicated columnist and a from Meridian, is a regular contributor to the Mississippi Business Journal.
2/18/13