Not a Winning Ticket

The Washington Post highlights a not-so-well known political race for state delegate in Fairfax County. Apparently the western part fo the district, which is more Republican than most fo the area is facing quite some attention over the race for it’s open seat.

The Republican candidate, 27 year old youth minister Chris Craddock, whose indiscretions with the law are slightly more frequent than what you would expect. He’s been cited for traffic violations, including reckless driving 9 times in the past five years. While his Democratic opponent, 67 year old one-time school board member Chuck Caputo has subtly tried to bring alittle more attention to it.

That’s the problem with whippersnappers, they haven’t been around long enough to pick up any significant dirt. And how much are you going to get on a youth minister? I mean, at 27, he’s only recenty been promoted up from choir boy. So he has a lead foot! There’s an easy solution for that; hire a chauffer, but of course he won’t tell you that because we like our public officials to be self-sufficient.

What I am concerned about is his seeming inability to keep up with simple paperwork. Government is all about paperwork. When you’re talking about local politics, submitting budgets and proposals, filing requests on time is paramount to keeping the county’s affairs functional. Yes, everyone in Virginia has at one point or another been behind in keeping their registration and city stickers current, but the consequencesa ren’t so disastruous. Just wait till we find out that registration for the county’s school buses aren’t up to date.

Craddock won’t be able to speed out of town fast enough when that happens!

2 Comments so far

  1. phinky (unregistered) on October 23rd, 2005 @ 7:27 pm

    So I thought Republicans were the party of law and order.

  2. Tom Bridge (unregistered) on October 24th, 2005 @ 11:36 am

    Speeding tickets don’t apply.

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