It is interesting to me that Councilman Greg Fox’s suggestion to scale back Healthy Howard funding in the face of underperformance is called “partisan” while the lock-step support of four Democrats to a program sponsored by a Democrat Executive is somehow given the color of fair-minded political poetry (“Some Cry Partisanship in Fox Fight with Health Plan,” 5/24/09). Healthy Howard was projected to serve 2,000 citizens in its first year at $500,000 operating costs. The program was only able to recruit 200 citizens, but sought to re-up that original $500,000, even with a projection of only 950 people by the end of the fiscal year. One can presume that a significant majority of this funding will go towards a public relations campaign aimed at convincing people that they need this program. From the overwhelming positive press this program has received in the press, Healthy Howard’s greatest success has been to redirect citizens to programs that they already qualify for, which would suggest a hefty price for a match-making service. We need political opposition in our government. It is galling to me that under the circumstances noted above the word “partisan” would be put in print anywhere near Councilman Fox’s name. How about “Acting Chairman of Common Sense”?
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Greg Fox Partisan???...!!!!!
One of these days I will read the Howard Section of the Baltimore Sun and not turn red. What they don't seem to realize is that even Democrats want to see honest discourse in their paper. The blue-blind approach to the Sun's coverage will only diminish readership. The absolute ONLY reason I still subscribe is the Sports section. There is no better feeling in this world than reading the hard print of a Ravens victory the Monday after it happens.
Here's a letter I sent into the Sun in response to a "Political Notebook" entry that is not available online. Just trust me that it was baaaaaad news...literally. Please feel free to poach some of the facts and make your own letter. They should be sent to