Buckley Bucks Buchholz, Miller’s Sour Grapes Coup Fails Miserably

By Loudoun Insider

I initially thought that maybe his selection as TC’s 2009 Turkey of the Year was a bit harsh.  After all, he has been a consistent pain in the side of Hatrick and the School Board.  But after today’s weenyism I think it is absolutely well deserved.

 

After trying to gather support to unseat Susan Buckley as Vice Chairman and only succeeding in getting Andrea McGimsey to his side (even Kelly Burk wouldn’t go along!) he and McGimsey abstained from voting for Buckley continuing as Vice Chairman in a fit of pique (vote was 7-0-2).  They didn’t even have the guts to vote no.  It must be quite obvious to everyone that this is attempted payback for Buckley’s refusal to go along with their pet energy plan.  After all, LCDC Chairman Tim Buchholz instructed his troops to support the energy plan (that he just happens to work on disbursing federal funds for, see the post below). 

 

See what happens when you don’t go with the program, Mrs. Buckley?  Well, I guess not much – you get token failed opposition from two increasingly marginalized liberal supervisors and a conflicted party Chairman on his way out the door.  Big win for Buckley, another miserable failure for Miller.

 

UPDATE:    In other Miller news, he wants to add sexual orientation to the county’s non-discrimination policy.  Just the issue the BOS needs to be spending time on with the worst budget season ever looming.  But hey, why not sow even more dissension on the board?  Predictable reactions from the right and left to this.


Comments

  • Leej says:

    Like I said Buckley is one of the better on the board in spite her last years stand on taxes. Hopefully she will see the light this year. The reason I like her is she knows what it will take to get Serious class A business into Loudoun (((((((Like Raytheon) which had all to do with our Governor And AOL Not our BOS who all tried to take credit)))))) like rezoning rt 28 and the Kincora type mixed use developments.

    Miller got a increase in density for Fairfield at shellhorn and ashburn village which will be a children magnet the way it is designed unlike Kincora. And his proffer was a widen road to nowhere and two traffic lights which will make traffic worse not better.

    I have said we have the dangerous five on the BOS Which Miller and McG are by far the most dangerous in getting more economical development here to help our tax base. Those two have failed miserably at this.

    I will say it again and again Miller’s meeting about taxes the last month was acomplete joke and Miller does not have a clue how to lower taxes and does McGimsey. I almost wish Snow was back over Miller and McGimsey ha ha ha ha OK perhaps I would of hoped for more from Miller then his miserable try at being a supervisor and his ego larger then what he is capable of doing.

  • Loudoun Lady says:

    I love the word “weenyism” – please photoshop Miller’s face on the Oscar Mayer Weiner mobile!

  • Loudoun Insider says:

    The seuxal orientation deal passed 6-2-1. Waters and Delgaudio no, York abstaining.

  • Loudoun Lady says:

    Talk about Weenyism – good googly moo.

  • […] so much time on this at the expense of “important issues.” As an editorial aside, I have to agree. This is such a no-brainer that it should have been on the consent agenda and passed by […]

  • Unimpressed Straight Guy says:

    Wow. At least Miller has locked up the GLBT vote for his next campaign.

  • Dear Straight Guy,

    You will no doubt be pleased to know that you can no longer be legally denied employment by the County of Loudoun on the basis of your sexual orientation. Thank Stevens Miller.

  • Loudoun Insider says:

    Can you name one instance where that occurred in Loudoun County? And I think there would be ample legal avenues to pursue a remedy should it in fact occur (which I highly doubt it has or would). As someone pointed out above, I’d hate to see this become an automatic legal appeal for anyone so labelled who is ever denied a job or promotion for whatever reason. Where do we stop with granting special status?

  • G. Stone says:

    Dear Straight Guy,

    You will no doubt be pleased to know that you can no longer be legally denied employment by the County of Loudoun on the basis of your sexual orientation. Thank Stevens Miller.

    David Weintraub
    on January 5th, 2010

    The solution to a problem that did not exist.

  • Political grandstanding at it’s finest.
    As has been noted, there were NUMEROUS avenues for someone who felt he was wringed…and they were already in place and have been for alot of years.

    But, with a failed presence like Miller, you have to grasp any vine available in attempt to slow the plummet to the bottomfeeders section.

    “At least Miller has locked up the GLBT vote for his next campaign”
    What? All 10 of them?

  • Leej says:

    Miller being the Lawyer he is, loves passing new regulations because it makes more work for his people, who are other lawyers. The more the can muck things up the better for them.

    Personally the government and our elected politicians should not be lawyers. Believe me, coming from a whole family of lawyers I hear how they really think. ha ha ha ha 🙂

  • G. Stone says:

    “Where do we stop with granting special status?”

    Loudoun Insider
    on January 5th, 2010

    Never !

    Miller is working on legislation to address the hiring issue with Norwegian One Legged Lesbian Midgets.

  • Loudoun Insider says:

    Can we get back to deriding Tim Buchholz as the worst county political party Chairman since Paul Protic? The local Dems have floundered since Buchholz took over.

  • Why? I’m pretty sure Stone just identified Miller’s next stand.

  • Barbara Munsey says:

    Interesting newsflash making the rounds in Dulles, which I have yet to see the email on (somehow, I keep getting dropped from the constituent email list–lolol): is it true that Chaloux has resigned?

  • Peter Dylan says:

    Obviously, this is nothing more than a political gambit by Loudoun Democratic Supervisor Miller, wasting Board time, as GStone aptly states, to fix a problem that does not exist.

    It is also both fascinating that, as a lawyer, Supervisor Miller did not care that his sucessful motion that passed on purely party lines, is clearly a Board action that is illegal and bereft of state enabling legislation. Proof of this can be seen by Attorney General Kilgore’s 2002 Official Opinion sent to Delegate Vince Callahan that can be viewed at:

    http://www.vaag.virginia.gov/Opinions/2002opns/02-089.pdf

    and also by the fact that Delegate Ebbin filled a bill in 2009 to grant localities the power to do what Supervisor Miller wants to do and that bill (HB 2385) was defeated last year.

    See: http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?091+sum+HB2385

    As he was when the 2003 illegally advertised downzoning was approved, County Attorney Jack Roberts chose to remain mum and let his clients do something clearly not allowed by law. It is a shame that local government attorneys these days seem to knowingly let their clients act illegally.

    I would have been both pleased and impressed had Supervisor Miller chosen to ask that the Loudoun County support a 2010 version of Delegate Ebbin’s HB 2385 and ask that this matter be added to Loudoun’s legislative wish list for the 2010 session.

    Supervisor Miller’s action is not only representative of a callous disregard for the law to further his own personal political agenda, it is also a message to others that it is OK to disobey that law is you have a just end goal. That is a poor example of leadership and the fact that all of the Democrats on the Board supported Supervisor Miller’s initiative shows that they too believe that political agendas over the Law.

  • The Professor says:

    Haven’t heard about Chaloux resigning. Broderick is. No replacement announced yet. McGimsey also made weird point about planning commissioners wasting time and dragging out discussions. No naming names, but you know who you are was the message. Certainly she was referring to Chaloux who holds up everything, right? I’m sure Miller will get right on telling her to back off.

    Back to energy expert Buckholz, has anyone FOIA’d him yet? Would love to see any e-mails between him and McGimsey – can we say big conflict?!

    7-0-2 for Buckley for Vice Chair? If that doesn’t show division among the Dems, I don’t know what does. Oh wait, it wasn’t about global warming, so McGimsey just must not have been interested.

  • Barbara Munsey says:

    Just forwarded from a friend:

    Dulles District Planning Update

    Loudoun County January 5, 2010

    Dear XXXXXXXXX,

    Happy New Year! In fact, happy new decade!!! Hope you are doing well.

    This will be my last Dulles District Planning Update as the Dulles District Planning Commissioner. I resigned from the Planning Commission today.

    It was my honor to represent the Dulles District on the Planning Commission for the past 2 years. It has been quite a learning experience.

    However, now it is time for me to move on. I want to devote more of my time and energy to my business (www.ce-com.com) and spend more time wih family and friends.

    I hope you will continue to stay involved in the community and with County land use and transportation planning issues.

    If you would like to stay in touch with me, my home phone number is 703-542-6212 and my personal email address is s.chaloux@earthlink.net

    I wish you a happy, healthy and prosperous new year.

    Sincerely,

    Sandra Chaloux

    ———————————————————————-

    Hmmmm.

    Well, there are a couple people out there who were Miller supporters who could do the job quite well.

    There are some real howling moonbats down here too! None of whom would be much worse overall than the recently-resigned.

    Curiouser and curiouser!

  • Interesting stuff. Where is the battle line drawn? What are they finding friction on? Andrews Green Power Plant?

  • Barbara Munsey says:

    Professor, re 7-0-2, Miller and McGimsey made a hell of a start to their year there: they are PAID to VOTE.

    THAT is their JOB.

    You recuse if you have a conflict (as McGimsey should have on energy, and would have demanded from her predecessor on far less entanglement), and abstain for specific reasons other than “I don’t like it and I’m not gonna win and I don’t want to be on the record”.

    Grownups vote NO if they don’t support something.

  • Loudoun Insider says:

    For anyone reading these comments sequentially, go back and read Peter Dylan’s comments. I heard something along those lines earlier but had not seen the supporting documentation (his comment was held up in moderation because of the links). Now after reading that, I cannot see how this vote made any sense. Indeed, if the BOS gets smacked down by the AG (and can anyone not doubt Cuccinelli will do so?) then Jack Roberts should be fired. Waters tried to send this to committee and to the AG for an opinion first, but was shot down along party lines as well.
    .
    As far as Chaloux, apparently Miller asked her to resign months and months ago but she wouldn’t and he wouldn’t press the matter. More “leadership” from Miller!

  • Mr. Dylan paints quite a picture, doesn’t he? Right up to Stevens Miller’s feet in the corner.

  • Curious Bystander says:

    Jack Roberts is one of several “Bolen era” managers who needs to retire this year. His inability to provide legal advice during a board meeting is embarrasing.

  • Barbara Munsey says:

    Dean, I don’t know if the battle lines are drawn on specific issues so much as habitual practice.

    I have always been puzzled at how much grief has been afforded to people who should be (and often are) on the same side of issues as Chaloux–case in point being Peggy Maio.

    She retired from PEC years ago, and came out of retirement to serve Blue Ridge.

    She accepted the leadership of the commission, and while I disgree with many of her opinions, it has to be acknowledged that she is professional, courteous, and plays by the rules.

    She hardly deserved to have the public service of her retirement turn into such constant grinding controversy and acrimony as has occurred on a regular basis on a variety of issues, along with outright procedural bs.

    Maybe the word came down from higher-higher that it’s time to showcase whoever the Democratic candidate for whatever the southern part of Dulles is going to be, or conversely, give some airtime to whoever may be running in the Ashburn area if Miller is really going after Rust again.

    —————————————————-

    re Mr. Dylan’s remarks, I saw some of the discussion today–funny how we’re a Dillon Rule state only when it suits, isn’t it?

  • Buffy says:

    Great performance by Eugene Delgaudio today – by voicing opposition to this anti-discrimination policy, you once again showed everyone how out of touch you are. Your words and policies have already alienated women, Latinos, Muslims, and the GLBT community – how could you possibly get reelected now? Keep up the good work, ED!

  • Loudoun Insider says:

    Uh – I think he had already offended all of those groups before the last election (and probably the one before that) and still was easily re-elected. Hey, I’ve had plenty of complaints about him in the past, but he is a survivor. And next to Miller and McGimsey he looks centrist at times!

  • Loudoun Insider says:

    Here come the press reports, can’t wait to see the gushing of the WaPo!
    .
    http://www.loudouni.com/news/2010-01-05/loudoun-not-discriminate-based-sexual-orientation-gender-identity
    .
    http://www.loudountimes.com/news/2010/jan/05/gay-rights/
    .
    McGimsey and Miller take the lead! Complaining about discrimination that has no base in fact! More liberal feel good nonsense.

  • BillyBob says:

    That has to be harsh to be rejected by someone like Miller. The scary part is the possibilities for a replacement for Chaloux. Could be even worse (which is a scary proposition in itself)

  • Lynne Phelps says:

    How about Tim Buckholtz for Dulles District Planning Commissioner?

  • Loudoun Insider says:

    No way, Lynne, he’s too busy doling out federal stimulus funds!
    .
    I bet it will be Cliff Keirce, he’s been kissing Miller’s rear for some time to get this.

  • Loudoun Insider says:

    Miller continues his slide into craziness – trying to force John Wood off a committee while begging off two committees himself because it took up too much time!!! Funny thing is, Miller gets paid for his “service” while Wood is purely a volunteer! Of course only Miller’s BFF McG voted with him on that motion. Story at Leesburg Today:
    http://www.leesburg2day.com/articles/2010/01/06/news/9924reorganizationside010610.txt

  • […] is also the primary argument being repeated in Loudoun’s right wing echo chamber. Here, we see people repeatedly claiming that the motion was addressing a “non-existent […]

  • These two idiots are in a race to the bottom! Wait till election year. I have a case I’ve been sharpening for around three weeks now. I’m pretty sure that it’s time to clip these two turds from anything remotely resembling “public service”.
    It only helps the case when they do 8/10th of the undermining , themselves.

  • Buffy says:

    Does anyone else find it interesting that Delgaudio seems to take homosexual related issues so personally? LOL! Anyway, I’m glad that our pro-discrimination board members made themselves known.

  • Loudoun Insider says:

    No one advocated discrimination. What a bunch of outright lies. Morons.

  • Buffy says:

    Sure, LI. Delgaudio has always been very supportive of the GLBT community and their rights… Any board member who supports equal rights could have supported the policy, and let the legal system decide if it’s enforceable. The vote was pretty simple; you either support the anti-discrimination policy, or you oppose it. LI, care to guess at why Delguadio takes homosexuality so personally? (Is it because he personally profits from his hateful rhetoric, or is it a deeper issue?)

  • Loudoun Insider says:

    Who cares, Buffy, people have been lobbing those charges at him for years now, yet the inept local Democratic party has never been able to come close to unseating him. I saw no one argue for anything less than EQUAL rights for GLBT people. As I just responded to Jonathan in another comment thread, where do we stop in erecting protected subgroups of the population? Shouldn’t we add fat and ugly people to the official list as well???

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