Political games in Montgomery
By Joan Hurley
The Montgomery County Council coup was successful on Tuesday. Let’s see now, what is really important to the people of Montgomery County? The rapidly increasing budget deficit? Overseeing smart growth? That’s what’s important to me.
But instead of paying attention to the business of the county, the group of five who opposed elevating Vice President Roger Berliner (D-Potomac-Bethesda) to president touched off an internecine feud, kind of like the Hatfields and the McCoys. Instead of the council following the orderly procedure that was put in place to avoid such feuds, we have a new president and vice president who usurped power for their own aggrandizement.
I am pleased with the work Mr. Berliner has done on the County Council. He provides superb leadership on issues of concern to me. How sad this episode has been for the county. I hope that the actions of those who voted against an orderly transition and their lack of attention to the business of the county will have appropriate consequences next year.
Posted by: goodgovernment | December 4, 2009 10:28 AM | Report abuse
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