Steve Keen, the spoiler in the 2007 elections that enabled Frank Principi to become the Woodbridge Supervisor, has been rewarded for his determined efforts to undermine conservatives in Prince William County and was appointed to the Prince William County School Board this evening. Keen will represent the Woodbridge District until an election can be held, which may be as early as April, at which time he will almost certainly lose, given how lazy and ineffective he is at campaigning for elected office. What a complete waste of an opportunity here.
The School Board has made a very poor decision, but selected someone who is terribly unlikely to challenge the status quo during the upcoming budget deliberations and who won’t rock the boat one bit. A former member of the School Board, Keen’s previous tenure was utterly unremarkable and devoid of any efforts to reform the system other than to advocate for higher spending. Now that reform is desperately needed, particularly with the fiscal situation in the county in such uncertain waters, the Board has selected one of the individuals least likely to have any interest in promoting reform.
What Keen is likely to support should make conservatives shudder. Keen opposed the Rule of Law Resolution and advocated that illegal aliens receive housing vouchers under the federal Section 8 program despite their unlawful status in the country, a position that Frank Principi won’t even support. In a school system still quite overwhelmed by illegal aliens and their children, don’t expect Keen to take much interest in ways to reduce this burden when he’s already on record trying to see what additional public benefits can be diverted their way.
The unanimous votes in support of Keen by of all of the Republican members of the School Board is a tremendously disturbing surprise. I would not be surprised if more than a few people remember this latest disgrace the next time members of the School Board are up for re-election.
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