“Very Interesting And Unique Opportunities”
The comment thread in the Verne Dickerson thread has largely been sidelined onto the subject of the new two-headed Sheriff candidate, Verne Davis, or alternatively, Mark Dickerson. At every event I have been to Mark Davis follows Verne Dickerson around like a faithful servant. Which is what I guess he is now that he sublimated himself to Dickerson. More than one person has now told me that Davis seems to regret his decision to drop out and become Verne’s right hand man. Oh well, too late now.
At the last LCRC meeting, Dickerson finally came right out and said what everyone following this campaign thought was going to happen. That he would be giving Davis a high ranking position in LCSO should he get elected. In what appears to be nothing more than old fashioned machine politics, Verne “I’m a better Christian than you” Dickerson (that name coined by a Patrick Henry College activist, not me) promised Davis a job if he dropped out and backed him.
Davis still has his website up, with an absolutely ridiculous statement present as the only information. That statement is provided below with my commentary. This Sheriff/Vice-Sheriff gambit is truly one of the most ridiculous things I have ever seen. It will be dead and gone soon enough.
UPDATE: Just as the Davis campaign itself vanished shortly after we put out his past and present Democratic connections, the Davis website with his “very interesting and unique opportunities” statement is now gone. The above link will take you straight to the Dickerson website now. I did save a copy of that Davis website page before it vanished, however, just in case anyone doesn’t believe what I have printed below. Unfortunately it’s all too true.
Davis website statement verbiage in bold
[my comentary in brackets]
Recently I have had some very interesting and unique opportunities presented to my campaign and I. ["very interesting and unique" - what an interesting choice of words. We now know what the payoff was for Davis, as blurted out by Verne at the last LCRC meeting, but just what are the "very interesting and unique opportunities" presented to Verne's campaign???] After careful consideration and deliberation I have decided to withdraw as a candidate for Sheriff. [hey, I got in way too late and never had any momentum building anyway, so why not drop out in exchange for a nice high paying desk job]
Sometimes in our lives, while we are following a path, we come to a fork in the road and we must choose which path to take. [like when waiting too long to enter a race and being so totally underwhleming in my performance that my departue from said campaign caused barely a ripple] I have chosen the path which I feel will help lead our Grand Old Party and Loudoun County to great success. [yeah, Mr. GOP, who left the party to run as an Independent in 2003, supported the Democrat in 2007, and held his first big fundraiser with huge Obama donor Sheila Johnson, shortly before dropping out in 2011]
We have too many Sheriff candidates running in this election and I strongly believe that we must be spending our time and money towards our goal of defeating Steve Simpson. [No shit Sherlock! Then why did you get in the race in the first place???] Some of us are trying so hard to find faults with other candidates that we are forgetting what we are here for: to win an election and return integrity to the Sheriff’s Office. [Davis is still smarting from Mike Chapman's very effective mailer that pointed out Davis' lack of qualifications for the top job. That mailer remains the prime shaping factor in this race (causing Uncle Verne to rush to Davis' defense) and points out clearly why Chapman is the only candidate capable of taking out Simpson]
I am endorsing Verne Dickerson for Sheriff and have thrown my full support behind him. [not sure what his full support means to anyone in the LCRC given Davis' past party jumping] Verne is an honest, sincere gentleman and we share the same values and goals. [including landing highly paid desk jobs at LCSO, not sure where Davis stands on the faith-based Sheriff's Department, but I guess he's on board now] Thank you so much for your support, it means so much to me and I hope you will understand my reasons for making this change. [you know my reasons - six figures worth, and hey, sorry if you gave me money at that Sheila Johnson event only to see me drop out days later] I feel that this is the best move to unseat the incumbent. [yeah, a guy who has been out of law enforcmeent for over a decade and has been seeling real estate is the answer] I will continue to work hard for Mr. Dickerson to see that this goal is achieved. [of course you'll keep working hard for Dickerson - you have a big money job riding on the outcome!!!] I hope you will join with me to help get Verne Dickerson elected. [hey, hardly any of you have the "very interesting and unique opportunities" that I have with Verne, but support him anyway! For me!]
Once again the Sheriff/Vice-Sheriff team underwhelms. Too many gimmicks, not enough gravitas.