I’ve gotta say one thing about David Englin, he sure doesn’t back down from a fight, even – or especially? – when he’s dead wrong on every level! Check this out from his Washington Post op-ed.
However, the trip has understandably raised eyebrows and ire among constituents, environmental activists and editorial boards, who perceive it as Virginia Uranium’s effort to buy our votes. To make matters worse, a senior Democrat from Northern Virginia, who knew full well the itinerary and was already en route, opted out of the trip only after the news media reported his scheduled participation, feeding the notion that we were up to no good.
So why would somebody like me, who has spent the past three terms in the House of Delegates building a record and reputation as a good-government progressive and environmental activist, agree to participate in such an excursion?
Englin proceeds to explain why he went to France on Virginia Uranium’s dime (or maybe Euro?). He’s pretty persuasive, too; heck, by the end, even I was just about convinced! Ha, well, maybe not. Anyway, check out what Del. Englin has to say, and let us know what you think. Thanks. Or perhapsI say, in keeping with the subject, “merci beaucoup!”
P.S. Now, time to open a bottle of Beaujolais Nouveau and celebrate the start of “le jour de l’Indépendance” weekend. 🙂
P.P.S. Graphic courtesy of NLS