Tag: debates

Why do these guys hate each other so much?

Why do these guys hate each other so much?

Martin and Bobby, that is, or as we call both men in public: Governor.

That’s the question I was exploring with a Washingtonian magazine writer sitting at the window table at 49 West in Annapolis.

Features editor Susan Baer had just come from an interview with Governor Martin O’Malley, and we had run into each other at several events as she worked on a feature about Republican Bob Ehrlich and Democrat Martin O’Malley. [Here’s a link to her long story. http://www.washingtonian.com/articles/people/16855.html]

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Debate unlikely to tell us what we really ought to know

Today’s first televised debate between Gov. Martin O’Malley and ex-Gov. Bob Ehrlich will provide us the opportunity to find out exactly what they will do about Maryland’s budget and its projected $3 billion deficit in the next two years, right?

Fat chance. For six months this campaign has dragged along with precious little detail about the hard choices that lie ahead now that special funds have been emptied, and the feds are unlikely to come to the rescue.

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