Well, our all-Republican Loudoun Board of Supervisors has hit the ground the running for the new year, beginning with the usual deluge of “news”[sic]letters produced by their well-paid political consultants, all scrupulously avoiding mentioning what they actually are doing to give away your county to the commercial development industry but offering ever so helpful advice on such topics as:
• how to safely recycle our Christmas trees (Supervisor Janet Clarke, R-Blue Ridge)
• where to attend the Teen Nite Program (Chairman Scott York, R-At Large),
• and, taking the prize, Supervisor Suzanne Volpe (R-Algonkian), who informs her constituents that (a) 2013 has arrived, (b) that she “cannot believe that a year has already gone by since taking office as your Supervisor,” (c) that “this past year was definitely exciting and challenging,” and (d) that we should all “sit tight and expect good things to come!”
If you say so, Suzanne! That’s what we’re here for as citizens in a democracy: to “sit tight” and have complete faith in our politicians and not trouble our little heads about anything!
And speaking of not troubling our little heads, despite Chairman York’s reducing still further the number of times a month the Board actually needs to show up for work (now just two business meetings and one public hearing), Supervisor Geary Higgins (R-Catoctin) still could not manage to make it to last week’s public hearing. We haven’t tabulated all of his attendance record for the past year but he appears to be far in the lead in missing more meetings even than York (who has to keep going to Germany to make sure our “sister county” is still there) and Janet Clarke, who also likes to travel.