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Albo's dad's Toyota triumphs over Guard Humvee

With yet more snow on the way for Northern Virginia this evening, we were amused by the following story about Del. David Albo (R-Fairfax) making its way around Capitol Square on Monday.

The story goes like this. Albo became badly snowed in at his Fairfax home over the weekend. With his vehicle buried behind at least six feet of rock-hard, heaped-up snow left by plows, Albo called the authorities Sunday evening, looking for assistance to meet his statutory obligation to attend the General Assembly session Monday.

Naturally, the Virginia National Guard got called in. They sent around a Humvee. The idea, Albo said, was that the heavy-duty vehicle might punch a hole in the wall of snow and free his car. But the wall won.

"We tried to get a National Guard guy to pop a hole in it, and even he got stuck," Albo said.

Then Albo and a neighbor had to get shovels to help the two Guard members dig out.

So Monday morning, Albo tried another plan -- one that has stood the test of time. He borrowed his father's car.

"I haven't done this since high school," he said Monday morning.

No word yet on whether he returned it with a full tank of gas.

By Rosalind Helderman  |  February 9, 2010; 12:30 PM ET
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What does this say about our politicians, our ostensible "leaders"? That they have to call someone from government to help them?

America was built on self-reliance, on interdependence with our family, friends, and neighbors.

Calling the government for help, rather than using one of numerous other solutions, is an indicator this taxpayer is astonished to see.

Posted by: tbailsh | February 10, 2010 1:18 PM | Report abuse

This is probably stating the obvious, but since no one else has said it... isn't it ironic that it was a Republican delegate who called the government for help?

Posted by: icemachine79 | February 10, 2010 1:50 PM | Report abuse

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