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Local Politician Scorned For Berating Elderly Woman

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When members of the Herndon Town Council joined a tea-party style protest at a fundraiser featuring Governor Tim Kaine, 81-year-old Ruth Tatlock of Herndon didn't like it a bit. She showed up at the next town council meeting to complain, but she was interrupted by Councilman Dennis Husch. And the confrontation was videotaped. At one point, after Tatlock had left the speakers podium, Husch shouted "Stay out of my business!" at her.

Tatlock has been attending council meetings in the town of 23,000 for more than a decade. And though she's often disagreed with town leaders,she can't recall ever being berated by one of them in public.

"I have disagreed with the other members," Tatlock says, "But they are civil and I can talk with them."

When Tatlock returned to the town council last night, she received no response from Husch, who also refused to comment for this story.

David Schultz reports...

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