Cheating was not his crime. But it does tell us what kind of guy we are dealing with.
Not my county but I would rather see new leadership over KE. But I don't have a problem with her.
Jerry Walker, Ron Dillon and Ed Reilly are the front-runners. Delegate Schuh wants it bad, but he doesn't have four votes. In turn, the ethics committee has ruled that Fink can't vote for Schuh due to their partnership with the Greene Turtle in Pasadena. As for Leopold, I always knew he was egotistical womanizer. Still, I was surprised by his tyrannical behavior towards his staff. In fairness, his excellent constituent service cannot be disputed. In the end though, he will retire as another disgraced politician.
The replacement has to be a member of the Republican Party. Likewise, s/he only needs four votes. Thus, the 3 Democrats will have a big say over the next County Executive. Walker has sometimes went against his party and voted with the Democrats. Most notably, he remained steadfast in his support of Peter Smith over Mike Wagner in the notorious battle to replace Daryl Jones. Walker is rather independent and would appeal to broad electorate.
Dillon would be a good choice. If the GOP council can't decide for political reasons I could see them keeping the acting executive in office and the 2014 primary would be a free for all.
But you're also wrong if you think turning over the county executive position to either the former~governor or his wife ~ when the former and said he is not interested in another office in Maryland and the latter has no political experience in elected office on her own ~ wouldn't be a grand exhibition of entitlement.
It doesn't take an adjunct professor to realize that the people already actively involved in AA politics are the ones who actually ran for office or are active in some other way. I happen to think that bud is right and his prediction is one of common sense. I guess we'll see.
I would like to see Kendel run for office if that is what she really wants and have previously said so. But that is a lot different than someone wanting to gift~wrap a county executive job and present it to her or her husband. I doubt that either would expect that or would even want an elected office that way.
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I've had to wear one and it's no fun, although it beats not being able to pee.Leopold also is alleged to have directed officers to drive him to parking-lot liaisons with a county employee, and to keep his live-in girlfriend from meeting the woman. He also is accused of using an officer and a staff aide to empty the urinary catheter bag he used while he was recovering from back surgeries.
Dieser Weg wird kein leichter sein; dieser Weg wird steinig und schwer.
Nicht mit vielen wirst du dir einig sein, doch dieses Leben bietet so viel mehr. --Xavier Naidoo
Perhaps you and johnpolitics can look up Ziggy see if he's up to loaning you his truck with the huge EHRLICH sign so you can ride around Anne Arundel hoping for yet another Ehrlich comeback. One can drive and the other can use the microphone he had in that truck.
Best of luck to you. And I want you to know that you have my full support to do so even if I think it's just wishful thinking on both of your parts.
It is not my county so I really don't care. But I will wait for your linky saying I support her being appointed.
You are the one that supported the owner of a cake company and a secret service officer when they tried to run for high office first. Both of whom are not only (IMHO) short on not only experience but intelligence but are religious extremists out of touch with maryland's voters. The right wing extreme will not win in a Maryland general election.
I grasp what you are saying. I just don't believe you when you say that is why.
And you're wrong about who I voted for, just like you were wrong about the criminal record of the police officer you libeled when you posted the criminal record of a person with the same first and attributed it to him.
He is a drunken danger but not a thief or known pot smoker.
That was sloppy work on my part which I acknowledged at the time.
And bongers might have been a good SS officer but that does not qualify him for the Senate.
Bongino has the name recognition to make him a formidable contender against Schuh in 2014. Still, he hasn't fostered the relationships necessary to get the needed four votes now. Keep in mind, even though Fink can't legally vote for Schuh, he doesn't want to appoint anyone who would want to run against his friend in 2014. That said, given the track record of this council, it's conceivable that John Hammond will remain in office until the scheduled election. Hammond is a good guy and certainly qualified to hold down the fort in the interim.
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