We were aware, of course, that all Republican officials have been instructed from party HQ, via the little transmitter implanted in their heads, to blame Obamacare for everything from athlete’s foot to flight delays, but we hadn’t realized just how far things had gone.
It turns out that if you naively believed that the current legal action to have perennially ethically challenged Loudoun supervisor Eugene Delgaudio (R-Sterling) removed from office has anything to do with the little matter of his misappropriation of public funds for personal gain, his ordering government-paid employees to perform political fundraising for him, and various other ethical violations documented in a special grand jury investigation last year leading to the unanimous censure of Delgaudio by the fellow members of his all-Republican Board of Supervisors, you just don’t understand the real story.
According to the chairman of the Loudoun County Republican Committee, what this is really all about is . . . you’ll never guess! . . . Obamacare!
Yes, here is the official response of LCRC chair Mark Sell to a petition filed in Loudoun Circuit Court this week by more than 600 Sterling residents seeking Delgaudio’s removal from office under a statutory procedure to remove officials for misuse of office, neglect of duty, or incompetence:
January 28, 2014
Statement from LCRC Chairman Mark Sell
About Democrats Filing a Recall Petition
Unsurprisingly, Democrats in Loudoun County have filed a recall petition in Loudoun Circuit Court seeking to recall Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio.
Democrats, devoid of any real ideas, are desperate to divert attention from their failed policies, such as Obamacare, that hurt Loudoun’s working families.
This will probably be the first of many attacks on sitting Republican elected officials. Supervisor Delgaudio and the rest of our Republican Board of Supervisors will continue to focus on the issues Loudoun County residents are concerned about, such as education, transportation and taxes.
Delgaudio himself has been giving a whirlwind series of media interviews the last two days in which he has offered competing theories to explain what the recall action is “all about.”
Last September Delgaudio issued an apology for the “embarrassment” he had caused and agreed to accept the Board’s censure of him.
But that’s all forgotten now, apparently, as Eugene has done yet another 180 and is now once again back to saying that “there’s no evidence” he did nuttin’, that this is all “a typical liberal scheme,” and that what it is really “all about” is opposition to his strong stand in favor of “traditional marriage.”
Actually, we’re intrigued by Sell’s reference to this being “probably the first of many attacks on sitting Republican elected officials.” Does he know something we don’t know about more corruption charges coming down the pike???