Weber Tries To Re-write History
I really like Ben Weber personally – he’s a fun guy, but his announcement that he will be running yet again for the Blue Ridge supervisor seat is a big yawn inducer. It’s also quite curious that both the Leesburg Today and Loudoun Times Mirror articles mention his run against Burton in 2003, yet make it appear that he sat out 2007. I see no way that both papers make this mistake without it being pushed by Weber in interviews.
Weber ran again in 2007 but was beat by Mark Albright for the LCRC nomination, who was then spanked hard by Burton in the general election. I don’t think Weber would have fared much better in 2007 general against Burton, but I bet he would have done better than right wing idealogue Albright. With Janet Clarke already lining up support and being a fresh new face, this makes no sense at all other than to help deliver the nomination to some as yet unannounced wingnut. I also have never been a fan of a newspaper owner running for public office, and if he thinks that having his wife run the editorial side will make anyone think the paper is not playing favorites, he’s really lost his rational thought processing ability. Weber should save himself the trouble and sit this one out.