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Tea Parties, Lei Parties, Update III

Two Arlington County Board members have jetted off to the annual convention of the National Association of Counties (NACo), reports last Friday's Washington Times. We last 'growled' about the trip on July 6, so we won't spend a lot of time this evening. Suffice it to note, however, that ACTA's president is quoted in the article. Two items are worth noting in the Washington Times article. One is the wide variance in the cost of the plane tickets of the two Board members (one paid $900, but the second paid only $667); the other is that the newspaper, unlike its Washington competitor, expanded coverage to report what other Virginia counties are doing, and not just Arlington County. One cartoonist has used his artistic skills to comment on the NACo convention in Hawaii, noting that roast taxpayer was the main course. (hat tip to Tax Guru).