Although not deserved, Governor Bredesen has enjoyed a reputation for being fiscally conservative despite nearly doubling the size of the state budget during his tenure and increasing taxes in a year of a $1.5 billion surplus. Now, Bredesen admits he is a true tax and spend liberal:
"One of the great things about being governor is you get to take taxes away and later give it back and people are happy," Bredesen said. "Is this a great job or what?"
Tip of the hat to Ben Cunningham.
UPDATE: Here's the video: