Tag: Jay Fisette
This looks like a superb event by the Virginia Partisans being held next Thursday (July 14) evening (7-9 pm) at the home of Arlington County Board member Jay Fisette.
In addition to the remarks by progressive favorite Sen. Donald McEachin and likely Democratic 2013 gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe, you also get to enjoy lots of good (Democratic) company and tons of great food (including something called "Mac & Cheese Cupcakes" - intriguing, eh? - plus "Southern Fried Chicken," "Watermelon, Golden Tomato and Feta Salad," "Mexican Cornbread" and "Chocolate brownie bites" for dessert). And, as an added bonus, it's all for an important cause: keeping the Virginia State Senate in Democratic hands, and of course electing as many LGBT-friendly legislators as possible to fight back against Ken Kookinelli's and "Sideshow Bob" Marshall's raging homophobia and general intolerance.
Oh yeah, and if all that's not enough for you...wait, there's more: straw polls for the 30th and 31st State Senate districts. What more could you ask for? Right, nothing. :) So sign up now by clicking here. See you there!
*He understands that some clarity is required regarding the severance payment for former County Manager Michael Brown.
*The County Board takes this situation very seriously and assumes full responsibility.
*When it was determined that Michael Brown's fit was not what had been hoped for, he was given the opportunity to submit an official resignation letter.
*"Brown's severance payment was fully consistent with the terms of his contract and was not discretionary. This is a standard provision in contracts for city and county managers."
Overall, I think this makes sense. In fact, one can even say that the Arlington County board was the victim of "no good deed goes unpunished." However, I'd also add that they brought some of this on themselves by not being more forthright, mostly in their attempt to be as generous to Mr. Brown as possible, and also on the rushed timetable they were operating under.
In the end, it's not like there's some big scandal here, and really there's little for the Republicans to latch onto. Of course, that won't stop them from trying, but something tells me that in four weeks, the end result will be the same as usual, with Democrats riding high in blue Arlington. We'll see.