In our last episode, having been caught in the act of deliberately hiding the notorious extremist background of the right-wing loony he secured an appointment for on the Loudoun Library Board of Trustees, right-wing loony supervisor Eugene Delgaudio (R-Sterling) announced he was “withdrawing” the nomination and Board Chairman Scott York (R-At Large) told outraged constituents who contacted him that the Board would “rescind” the previously unanimously approved appointment at its next business meeting.
A little problem: under the Virginia statute governing library boards, a member of a library board may be removed only “for misconduct or neglect of duty by the governing body making the appointment” (Virginia Code 42.1-35). In other words, it looked like the Board was stuck with Delgaudio’s handpicked choice, one Andrew Beacham — known (now, thanks to the Washington Post‘s reporting) for tearing pages out of the Koran in front of the White House, being arrested for disrupting a Senate hearing, calling President Obama a serial killer, and issuing obscene and violent threats about gays and liberals.
But demonstrating what a political tool of Delgaudio he obviously was all along, Beacham last night obediently submitted his resignation, thus tidily resolving the embarrassment.
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