Analysis: O’Malley calls out Ind. gov on Ravens bet

Gov. Martin O’Malley accused Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels of cowardice in regard to the upcoming Ravens-Colts playoff game. He claims that Daniels has not returned his phone calls.

“Don’t be afraid, just pick up the phone, Mitch,” O’Malley said. “We’ll put up crab cakes or we’ll put up Smith Island cake, and you can put up whatever it is that Indiana does.”

He said the poor communication is the second indignity, after the Colts fled to Indianapolis.

“Not only did they slink out of town in the middle of the night, but now their governor is afraid to take a bet on who’s going to win this game,” he said.

O’Malley won a bet with Gov. Deval Patrick last weekend when the Ravens beat the Patriots. He says he hasn’t received the lobsters yet.

The audio is posted below. Give it a listen

-Andy Rosen


O’MalleyonRavsColts.mp3 (783 KB)

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Len Lazarick

Len Lazarick was the founding editor and publisher of and is currently the president of its nonprofit corporation and chairman of its board He was formerly the State House bureau chief of the daily Baltimore Examiner from its start in April 2006 to its demise in February 2009. He was a copy editor on the national desk of the Washington Post for eight years before that, and has spent decades covering Maryland politics and government.

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