Julian Taliaferro’s on a nostalgia kick, or so it seems from the joint postcard his (and Mike Baird’s) campaigns sent to hundreds of Charlottesville residents recently.
In this mailing, the Chief is shown standing with (a prominently pictured) Dave Norris in front of their 2006 “Say Yes to Charlottesville” yard sign. The card goes on to say: “Continue our thoughtful, dynamic, and caring leadership–for all the people of Charlottesville.
What does Taliaferro mean by using the word, our? Is he implying that he and Mayor Norris still are a “team,” or is he just using the Majestic plural or “royal” form of the word?
A cynic might posit that Taliaferro has hitched his wagon to the popular Norris “donkey” in hopes of tricking uninformed Charlottesville Democrats into thinking that their party’s “odd couple” is still a couple.
Breaking up is hard to do, Julian, but this union was sonorously shotgun inspired. Your brief marriage to Charlottesville’s rising red star, was one of convenience only. Dave delivered divorce papers on May 3, 2006.
And so, the smell of desperation continues to waft from the Taliaferro campaign, as powerbrokers and Taliaferro endorsers, Virginia, John, Mary Ann, “Bitsy,” et. al., see their decades-long, iron-fisted control of Charlottesville politics and policies vanishing in the smoke from a distant fire.