My endorsement: Pitching for the Orioles
By Matthew D. Lewis,
To this Marylander, the choice of a governor is largely irrelevant because our state faces budget woes that no one could possibly fix in four years. We are, quite frankly, damned either way. That being said, I endorse Robert Ehrlich for governor because of his singular understanding of a problem common to Marylanders of both sides of the political fence: the continued decline of the Baltimore Orioles baseball club.
Where his opponent can offer only the glib “practice, practice, practice” to suggest how to remedy 13 straight losing seasons, Mr. Ehrlich has a vision, and unlike Martin O’Malley, a passion for the Orioles’ success.
Based on the precedent of his attempted takeover of the Baltimore public schools, one can hope that he will act in similarly decisive fashion to do what all O’s fans long for — a forceful seizure of control from Peter Angelos’s oligarchic regime and the restoration of Oriole Magic in our time for all citizens of the Free State, both “D” and “R.”
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