Md. House GOP Leaders Question Governor's Goals
Republican leaders in the House of Delegates are taking aim at Gov. Martin O'Malley's propensity to set goals.
A recent story in The Washington Post detailed the latest efforts by O'Malley (D) to push his administration to reduce childhood hunger, increase transit ridership and tackle several other long-term challenges, using specific numeric targets.
A commentary in today's Gazette by House Minority Leader Anthony J. O'Donnell (R-Calvert) and House Minority Whip Christopher B. Shank (R-Washington) say the goals may be worthwhile but accuse O'Malley of "governing by mirage."
In the Post story, O'Malley defended his use of the targets, suggesting they are useful even if they are never met.
"The politically safe thing to do is never have any goals, because then you can't be judged or measured by them," O'Malley said. "That's the risk we take."
June 12, 2009; 9:49 AM ET
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