The Washington Post looks at Bob McDonnell's opposition to accepting stimulus funds linked to unemployment system. Why? How can you turn down free money?
Because it's not free money. It has strings attached that will increase state costs in future years. Several Republican governors - Sanford of South Carolina and Jindal of Louisiana - have voiced the same concern about this money. We have a federal system, where the governors can make decisions.
McDonnell has decided not to be a puppet.