Tuesday, August 15, 2006

John Gray: Political Chameleon

Once again, from the invaluable Denny Daugherty:

Candidate profile
John S. Gray (D)
Washington Post
June 5, 2003
What do you think is the most urgent problem facing your jurisdiction?

"There are several significant issues: (1) Uncontrolled development: 34,000 more houses to be built, with poor planning for roads, schools and other infrastructure to support those houses. (2) Uncontrolled spending: County spending has increased 60 percent in the past four years alone. Its not possible that spending is 'bare bones.' There is fat in this budget. (3) Uncontrolled real estate growth: Even with the tax rate 'reduced' to $1.16, taxes have increased more than 40 percent in the past four years. We need to get development, spending and taxes under control. They aren't now!"

John Gray sounds a lot like Forrest Gump's box of chocolates: you never know what you're going to get. Heck, it's hardly a secret that I'm no fan of Chairman Sean and his record, but I suppose that I look fair to Connaughtonites compared to Gray's blunderbuss shot.

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