Has Potomac District Supervisor Maureen Caddigan entirely lost her marbles? Calling residents of Prince William County “despicable” at tonight’s Board of County Supervisors meeting, other than being highly offensive, is just plain bizarre. What the hell is wrong with this goofball?
You talk about your budget committee,” said Caddigan. “They are the bloggers; many are associated with your office. These are the people who have crucified our county executive and defamed each member of this board. We do know them by name. We do know who they are, and it is disgraceful that they are going to twist our arms, get us out of office, so they can get people who can support Candland, so he can run for chairman. I don’t mean to be a small person here, but your budget committee is despicable, and I will not be listening to your budget committee.” — Supervisor Maureen Caddigan
What really is despicable is how Caddigan has been using taxpayer funds to promote her campaign activities. Buying memorial bricks at the Marine Corps museum that identifies her elected office with taxpayer money is pretty despicable. Funneling taxpayer money to private entities in violation of Virginia law is despicable. Putting plaques in the Hylton Center and at a park in Dumfries with your elected office on it, and using taxpayer funds to do it is despicable. Those are cases of abusing the public trust, misappropriating public funds for political purposes, and willful violation of the law. That’s despicable, Ms. Caddigan. I daresay it might well be criminal, as well.
Having people from across the county act as volunteers to pore through the budget to find ways for local government to be more efficient and effective, and save taxpayers money? That’s not despicable. That’s to be celebrated. That’s what elected officials like yourself, Ms. Caddigan, should be trying to do if you weren’t busying yourself with the next scheme to try to funnel a half million taxpayer dollars to a non-governmental private entity on which you serve on the board of directors. There’s no angle in good government, though, so many of us are not surprised going in that direction has seemingly never occurred to you.
And as for bloggers who call out this immoral, unethical, probably illegal behavior? If you’re the one calling us “despicable” Ms. Caddigan, I’m quite pleased you’ve found the opportunity to make an ethical distinction between yourself and folks like me.
It sure makes it easier for the general population of this county to tell us apart.
UPDATE: Here’s the clip of Supervisor Caddigan showing us just what a classy lady and responsible legislator she is:
UPDATE 2: One of Caddigan’s constituents unloads on her over at Virtucon, and makes a very compelling and comprehensive case to have voters boot her from the Board of County Supervisors as soon as possible.
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