Thursday, October 04, 2007

This Is "Enlightened," Ike

Earlier today, I wrote of Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett's smear of Prince William County and its Republican-majority Board of County Supervisors.

Since I drove to Carlisle, Pennsylvania, for a hearing this afternoon, I had some time to consider "enlightenment" and "diversity," of which Leggett spoke. He was happy to smear our County, but apparently doesn't have all the facts.

We have a black (or African-American, if you prefer) Sheriff, Glen Hill, elected in 2003.

We have the only Hispanic member of Virginia's House of Delegates, Jeff Frederick, first elected in 2003.

We have a member of the School Board, Dr. Michael Otaigbe, who is a [legal] immigrant and a naturalized citizen.

We have a candidate for the 51st District House of Delegates seat, Faisal Gill, who is a Muslim.

And what do they all have in common?

They're all Republicans. Oh, and they were nominated or endorsed on the quality of their ideas, not to fill some quota for phony "diversity."

And the GOP nominee for Clerk of the Circuit Court is a woman, Michele McQuigg.

And Prince William's currently-elected Democrats? Commonwealth's Attorney Paul Ebert is a white man. Neabsco District Supervisor John Jenkins is a white man. Woodbridge District Supervisor Hilda Barg, who is retiring, is a white woman.

Hill replaced a white male Democrat. McQuigg, who has held the 51st District House of Delegates seat, replaced a white male Democrat.

And the Democrat candidates for public office in 2007? Dem Clerk of Court nominee Bill Ryland is a white man. Hilda Barg's hand-picked successor, Frank Principi, is a white man. Dem nominee for the 51st District, Paul Nichols, is a white man. Dem nominee for the 13th District (Bob Marshall's seat), Bruce Roemmelt, is a white man. Dem nominee for the 52nd District (Jeff Frederick's seat), Chris Brown, is a white man.

And for "diversity"? Dems are running moonbat Jeanette Rishell, a white woman, in the 50th District.

Perhaps Mr. Leggett would like to extend and revise his remarks.

Or he could simply apologize.

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