The Word for Myers: `Arrogance'

The Greeks have a word for it: hubris. The Yiddish word is chutzpah. No matter how you say it, it's arrogance born of unreality for Dale Polen Myers to now file as an independent after getting beaten a stunning 60 percent in the recent election for chairman of the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors.

I noticed in her statement after the election, she gave an especially spurious reason for her defeat: "The Democrats crossed over and voted against her" in what was a Republican primary situation. She just doesn't get it. The people of Loudoun County just do not want a pro-developer, fast-growth person heading this important board, as they indicated by their votes. I've been a Republican all my life, I voted against her, and I resent exceedingly this attempt to "spin" the results.

I have not been involved in local politics since I moved to the county in 1980, but I'm here to tell you this shoddy performance has galvanized me to go to work for and contribute to Scott York's campaign in November. Even if I didn't disagree with Dale Polen Myers's pro-developer stance, I wouldn't vote for her for dog catcher, as the saying goes, because of her insulting contempt for the wishes of the voters of Loudoun County. There comes a time in every politician's life when they have to make the decision to retire gracefully and live to fight another day. That time has now come for Dale Polen Myers.

SHARON YARD

Lovettsville

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