Let's take the energy from our schadenfreude and turn it to our political advantage. If the bad guys whine about politicizing, let's never let the public forget that good government is in all our interests, and our candidates are the good government candidates.
Bush, Cheney, Rove and the rest came to town in 2001 with dollar signs in their eyes. Crooks like Abramoff were waiting to help them cash in, of course, excited to skim a bit off the top for themselves. It's so obvious that Norton, Griles, and Federici never gave a damn about the environment. If Baise didn't know that, he's too stupid to be County Board Chairman. If he did know that, he's too corrupt to be County Board Chairman. Connolly ought to win in a romp.
I'm more interested in whether the Abramoff taint that's all over Baise has also touched Tom Davis. Even if he isn't directly connected, how can Tom Davis as one of the heads, if not the head, of the Fairfax County Republicans not be compelled to make Baise come clean or withdraw from the race? And if Tom doesn't speak up, it's reasonable to ask his wife what she thinks. Every day the Davises don't demand their own party clean up its act, it's fair to conclude that such a purge would implicate themselves.