Scott York now claims he can’t debate his opponent in Leesburg tonight.  And why? 

According to his campaign…

(1) the York campaign already has an important event scheduled with prospective delegates on the same evening, and no desire to cut short Scott’s participation to rush to a debate that was scheduled with knowledge of the Reid-York event; and
(2) the York campaign’s focus this week is on recruitment of delegates to the Republican Convention prior to the deadline this Sunday.

Sounds plausible, but let’s do the math.  The York/Reid event starts at 5pm, in Leesburg.  The Chairman’s debate starts at 8pm, in Leesburg.   What follows is the official announcement, received from

Reception for
Ken Reid for Leesburg District Supervisor  

Guest Speaker: Scott York, Chairman, Loudoun County Board of Supervisors

Date: July 7th
Time: 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Location: Exeter HOA Clubhouse
Battlefield Parkway
and Plaza Street NE
Leesburg, VA 20175

OK, so an event where Scott is a guest speaker runs to 7pm.  The Chairman’s portion of the debate starts at 8pm. 

Can Scott do it?  Let’s consult with Google maps…

Leesburg to Leesburg

Google maps says Scott needs to cover 2.3 miles in one hour.  Google maps estimates an 8 minute trip. 

Is traffic THAT bad in Leesburg?  Even if the recommended path is a bit slow, two alternatives are offered.  

Maybe Scott is waiting for his Big Dig, er, the Silver Line to take him there…