No Judge who is corrupt, who condones corruption in others, can possibly remains on the Bench.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Albo Must Go.........

Delegate Dave Albo (R)

Fairfax and chairman of the House Courts of Justice Committee

Recently, Del. Dave Albo, Chair of the Courts of Justice Committee, was interviewed regarding a dispute over a Circuit Court Judgeship in the mostly Republican jurisdiction of Virginia Beach. In that article he was quoted as follows:

Del. Dave Albo, R-Fairfax and chairman of the House Courts of Justice Committee, said that "we pretty much let the local delegation decide" about the appointment of local judges."Portsmouth judge's reappointment could be in jeopardy," Virginia Pilot, Jan. 17,

2007We at Albo Must Go found this statement interesting. It was only two years ago that Del. Dave Albo personally intervened in the appointment of a Circuit Court judge in the City of Alexandria, overrulled the local delegation and tried to put his friend on the bench. What did Del. Dave Albo say back then?

"We believe it's our prerogative to select who we want, in spite of the local delegation's wishes," said Del. David B. Albo (R-Fairfax), a member of the House Courts of Justice Committee, which takes part in selecting judges.

He wasinstrumental in choosing Fairfax lawyer Timothy Battle to be the House Republicans' nominee."House, Senate Part Ways on Court Seat," Washington Post, Metro, B6, March 6, 2004.
Not one Democrat who is complaining now ever stood up when we were the minority and said that the system they used was unfair," said Del. David B. Albo (R-Fairfax), who has consistently said that it is his party's responsibility to have direct influence on judicial nominations, particularly in districts such as Alexandria that have Democratic majorities."Warner Makes New Pick for Circuit Court," Washington Post, Metro, B1 (June 8, 2004)Del. Dave Albo loves to wields power for the sake of maximizing his own power - not doing things in the best interest of the people. Whether it means voting to inflict political payback by keeping a well-respected moderate Republican education expert off William & Mary's Board of Trustees for endorsing a Democrat (retired Republican Delegate Jim Dillard) or keeping a labor community leader out of a cabinet appointment, Del. Dave Albo rationalizes abusing his own power to maximize he and the Republican Party's own partisan ends.Why doesn't the press ever mention this blatant hypocrisy in their reporting?
Posted by George Mason at 1/19/2007 05:02:00 PM