Shawn Williams Stands Above The Others
Sure I disagree with him on Metro (and I actually give him a little more slack than the others because it is largely in his district), but he was the lone vote to not kill the volunteer illegal sign cleanup program – while being the only lawyer on the board and the most qualified to opine about the bogus liability cover story the others used to kill it for themselves and their main campaign contributors. That vote took real courage.
And he is doing it again by calling the rest of them out on their ridiculous effort to put up government sponsored religious displays on the courthouse lawn. Once again the only lawyer on the board sees how this is just begging for costly lawsuits when the county has so many other more important things to worry about. But don’t worry, the panderers on the board say that great constitutional lawyers like Ken Cuccinelli and Mike Farris say it’s A-OK, ignoring the fact that both would just love to get Loudoun County caught up in another high profile lawsuit that would get their names in the paper.
It will be interesting to see who has the backbone to stand up to the religious right on this issue, and who will vote for real fiscal sanity and just stop this nonsense. Hopefully a few others will have the backbone to stand with Williams on this, but I don’t see any of them doing so.