Letter: Susan Greer, Ashburn

Editor: I attended the Leesburg Halloween parade yesterday and was very disappointed by the political tone of the parade. 

It was particularly disturbing to see Terry McAuliffe marching in the parade and campaigning. 

There has been too much mudslinging and negativity from both the Republican and Democratic sides during this entire election. It has been painful to watch on TV and read in the news and I’ve just been waiting for it all to end. 

The Halloween parade should be a lighthearted positive celebration, not a political forum. 

It was very disappointing and a little bit scary. Opinions on both sides have been strong, and when some negative chanting began, I was so uncomfortable that I moved away from the parade route.

Susan Greer, Ashburn

3 thoughts on “Letter: Susan Greer, Ashburn

  • 2021-11-01 at 6:34 pm

    Sorry to read about this negative experience. I once read a book about Pat Nixon vowing to never bring media to her visits to hospitalized children — because all the cables & lights scared the children. Perhaps politicians can learn from her example. Children shouldn’t be politicized. Unfortunately, it’s been far too prevalent in Loudoun County. Please vote Loudoun!

  • 2021-11-04 at 3:21 pm

    I have been to a number of Halloween Parades, Memorial Day Parades etc and pols are always in there marching. You may be upset about McAullife marching but now you have to deal with Youngkin, a “Trump in Fleece Clothing.” Yuck. Virginia just went backwards 100 years with the likes of him and his henchmen. Wait and see.

    • 2021-11-04 at 8:14 pm

      Oh…poor Sedonacat. The world is ending! The world is ending!
      VA just decided to elect a Governor who thinks wearing blackface is offensive, one who thinks parents should have a say in their kids’ education, and one who thinks people are tired of being made to feel guilty or treated like the enemy because they have worked hard for what they have.

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