Juli Briskman

Juli Briskman

I think we can all agree that Roger Zurn's recent actions were inappropriate, and he should have realized that attempts at humor can be dangerous in today's politically correct world.

But I find it ironic that some casting verbal stones at Mr. Zurn (R) are also those with a few skeletons in their own closets. One of the recent critics is Juli Briskman (D), a county supervisor with her own checkered past.

We first learned of her in 2017 when she made national news by "flipping off" President Donald Trump's motorcade as it passed her. Apparently her own lapse of judgement does not disqualify her from holding elected office and from passing judgement against other elected officials, especially if they belong to a different political party. Given her own past, her remarks about Mr. Zurn are especially hypocritical.

Also, consider that the top three elected officials in Virginia have all been accused of either racial bigotry or sexual misconduct. Our esteemed governor says his racist yearbook photos are a mistake, and he has no idea why his nickname was "coonman" when he was in school. Apparently these sins -- which seem to be much more serious than Mr. Zurn's -- have not forced the governor or these other officials out of office.

Elected officials should be held to a higher standard, but is should be applied fairly regardless of political affiliation. If they are unfit to serve, they should be removed from office, regardless of their party. But let's hold all of them to the same standard and not give any of them a pass based on the letter next to their name on the ballot.

We should all be wary of the current "cancel culture" that seeks to destroy others based on one unfortunate misdeed or remark. If this was adopted universally and applied equally, we would have no leaders because we have all had an occasional "Zurn moment."

Clark Kidd

Potomac Falls

(4) comments

jke

How did that protest walk to Trump National Gold Course work for you Briskman. Private means private.

AFF

I am not but so are you!

Frankly, practically every voter who cast a ballot probably knew exactly how Mrs Briskman welcomed *president* Trump into her neighborhood- apparantly they didn't see it as a reason to disqualify her from representing them on the BOS, nor would I.

Mr Zurn is an elected official with a history of questionable social media postings. Governor Northam, not so much.

Try again- cognitive dissonance is hard.

workhardgetahead

Repeat after me "President Trump".

LetsBreal

Repeat after me... pearls of wisdumb from Joe Biden (D-surreal) !

“If my opponent wins, they’re gonna put y’all back in chains.”

“Unless we do something about this, my children are going to grow up in a jungle.”

“If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.”

“Poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids.”

“You cannot go to a 7-Eleven or a Dunkin’ Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent. I’m not joking.”

“I do not buy the concept, popular in the 60s, which said, ‘We have suppressed the black man for 300 years'. ”

“We (Delewareans) were on the South’s side in the Civil War.”

“I men, you got the first mainstream African American who is articulate, bright and clean.”

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