Analysis: What’s State of the State look like?

Here’s a word cloud from Gov. O’Malley’s State of the State address. They told us that it would be about jobs, and you can see a lot of those in the text. But there’s a lot of “choices” as well. This largely comes from a section entitled “Not by Chance, by Choice,” in which O’Malley highlights some of his favorite accomplishments. And of course you can’t have jobs if you don’t “create” them.

But, as you can see, it’s mostly about Maryland. We used O’Malley’s prepared remarks, as we haven’t transcribed his actual delivery, but it was extremely similar. We’ll have more coverage today and tomorrow on

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About The Author

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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