Sound the sirens! Dispatch the Dalmations! Julian Taliaferro, the empty fire suit in city hall, has committed a three-alarm rip-off. Believe it or not, the Chief has shanghaied Rob Schilling’s 2002 and 2006 Charlottesville City Council campaign slogan, “Common Sense Leadership,” and is now brandishing it on his own website banner.
To be fair, it’s doubtful that the Chief, himself, sparked this conflagration. More likely, the fuse was lit by campaign Captain, Tom “wake me when the meeting’s over” Vandever, or another abecedarian battalion member. But really, are their hoses that short? Are their detectors that decrepit?
It’s obvious that the empty fire suit has been thrown under the fire truck by his own party, and now he’s desperately groping for a campaign lifeline. It’s obvious that JT’s political career is hosed.
Let’s hope that this backburner is finally smoked-out at Charlottesville’s May 9 firehouse primary.