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O'Malley Gives Wine Industry Its Due

Gov. Martin O'Malley gave credit this morning to a previously unheralded player in Maryland's successful effort to maintain its AAA bond rating: the state's wine industry.

Speaking at an event in the State House this morning honoring winners of a Maryland wine competition, O'Malley recalled a daylong visit a couple of months ago to Annapolis by representatives of the nation's major bond rating agencies.

"They ended their visit here with lots of your wine at Government House," O'Malley said, using the formal name for the governor's residence.

He thanked the state's growing wine industryfor helping to "ply those bond raters" and maintain the AAA rating.

At the event, which recognized winners of the 2007 Maryland Governor's Cup Awards, O'Malley also shared what he said was a German proverb: "Drink wine, and you will sleep well. Sleep, and you will not sin. Avoid sin, and you will be saved. So drink wine and be saved."

By John Wagner  |  September 10, 2007; 12:00 PM ET
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Comments

This is news???!!?!?

Gag me with a spoon.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2007 2:48 PM | Report abuse

Great, now get rid of Montgomery County's draconian liquor laws that have effectively destroyed the wine industry in the county.

Posted by: Liz | September 11, 2007 9:29 PM | Report abuse

So how much did O'Malley drink? After reports of him getting intoxicated on out of state trips with his police chief as Mayor and engaging in Vitteresque activities, has anyone at the post done any follow-up to see if our Governor is constantly in control of his faculties while running the state? He has certainly engaged in a lot of out of state trips as Governor. Does he drink as much in-state as he does on his regular jaunts across state lines?

Posted by: 12 steps | September 12, 2007 4:01 PM | Report abuse

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Posted by: Brin | December 3, 2007 6:14 AM | Report abuse

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