More “news” letters from Moscow Central

It may of course be entirely a coincidence, but why is it that every one of the very personable news[sic]letters from our all-Republican cast on the Loudoun Board of Supervisors contain one or more of exactly the same items, phrased exactly the same way?

In perusing the latest communications from Shawn Williams (R-Broad Run), the perpetually confused Suzanne Volpe (R-Algonkian), the insect-obsessed Geary Higgins (R-Catoctin), and the very business-friendly Janet Clarke (R-Blue Ridge) and Ralph Buona (R-Ashburn) one finds repeated plugs for a private group that wants to establish a tax-payer funded “charter” school in Loudoun, verbatim quotation of a series of bogus and inflated statistics about Lyme disease from a local activist group that promotes fringe science and quack medicine, and the same very nice appeal for prom dresses for the Junior Woman’s Club.

The newsletters even all look the same, which makes one wonder if perhaps the Loudoun County Republican Committee is providing them ready-made to take some of the onerous burden off of our hard-working elected representatives (or rather, off of the Patrick Henry “College” graduates who fill their personal staffs).

Or is it just that to be a Loudoun Republican in the first place these days you have to think so much alike on every issue that it is a spontaneous and unsurprising result that even your prose style and news judgment is identical?

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