This could be all kabuki theater at this rate, but Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling is taking full advantage of the conservative angst over the McDonnell-Howell transportation tax hike:
In the next two weeks I have to make a very difficult decision. I have to decide whether or not to seek the office of Governor as an Independent Republican. Because you are a friend and trusted ally, I am writing to ask for your advice  as I make this difficult decision.
When I suspended my campaign for the Republican Party’s nomination for Governor I indicated that I wanted to be a more independent voice for Virginia, speaking out more objectively on the important issues facing our state. Over the past several months, I have done just that. I have sought to call us to a higher purpose, focusing more on policy and less on politics; and more on the next generation than the next election.
I encourage you to write your own letter to Bolling — and be as forthright as you can.
…of course, we’re only mining for e-mails at this rate. But one would like to think that Bolling is honestly asking for the opinions of Virginians.
I certainly gave mine.