Dems Blast Cook Speech
Fairfax County Democratic Chairman Scott Surovell has written a scathing critique of the speech that John C. Cook (R) made last week when he was sworn in as the new Braddock District representative on the Board of Supervisors.
In his impassioned speech, Cook called it a "moral outrage" that illegal boarding houses exist in Fairfax County. In criticizing the county's efforts to buy affordable housing complexes, he invoked the notorious public housing project Cabrini Green, saying "we do not need to bring that kind of blight to the center of Fairfax County."
In his blog entry today, Surovell accuses Cook of "race-baiting" and "law and order demogoguery."
Today, Cook said his speech was optimistic and positive. "There was absolutely nothing racist about it and I would take great offense to that suggestion," he said.
March 25, 2009; 12:45 PM ET
Categories: Election 2009 , Fairfax County Board of Supervisors , Sandhya Somashekhar
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