Stupid Is As Stupid Does (UPDATED)
Posted by David Keelan on Friday, November 17, 2006
As Forrest Gump used to say.
Anyone read the Baltimore Sun this morning? Hmmm. I will have more to say about this when I have time to write.
Can anyone tell that Brian Harlin is the “outgoing” chairman of the GOP. Is anyone reminded of Howard Dean’s quote when he was seeking to be chairman of the DNC?:
“I hate Republicans and everything they stand for,”
Knowing Brian I just see this as a clumsy choice of words in trying to express the frustration of the Howard County GOP.
Can we or should we expect higher taxes at all levels of Government? I don’t know. I have an uneasy feeling about it and it remains to be seen. Brian Harlin, Allan Kittleman, and Warren Miller seem to expect that to be the case and are predicting buyers remorse in four years.
Perhaps the Democratic politicians will exercise some prudence and wait to see how things settle down. In order to ensure a second term for themselves they may take a similiar tack as Jim Robey and wait.
As to a referendum on Ehrlich – I don’t think so. In most any other State he would have been relected just on the strength of turning the State budget around – not fired.
As to Ken Ulman “brilliance” – the jury is out.
I know that much disagreement exists as to how much influence the national mood toward the Republican Congress had on the local elections. I believe that had more to do with the results than anything. As Jim Walsh pointed out. How do you explain that Kay Hartleb almost got booted? Marge Rappaport has consistently been the largest vote getter in the County for years and she even had a tough showing.
The best thing for the Howard County GOP was the removal of the GOP from control of Congress.
For me it comes down to this. The Democratic Party is firmly in control of Government for all of Howard County (Congress, Governor, General Assembly, County Executive, County Council). The next election in four years will be a referendum on their stewardship.