Welcome to an early dark Monday morning. I hope you all had a good weekend and we able to reset your sleep clocks as well as your microwave. My race went very well and I set a new personal record, which means I am in a great mood. Pie day was also a lot of fun, but as the host said, I clearly made the rookie mistake of having too much too soon. I had one slice of sawdust pie (my favorite) and one of apple (both made by my wife). At that point, I was stuffed.
Here are some links to start your week:
Between leg aches and apple pie, I tried my best to keep up with the great interchange over the post on CB 58 & 59. I really appreciate David, Mike, and Alan keeping pace with one another in their arguments, and really opening up the issue.
Frank Kratovil, Jr., may be voted out of office simply because the people of District 1 never want to see another burning effigy for as long as they live. I think the real issue is that Kratovil is going to be moved out in the same wave he rode in on. It just isn't as cool to be a Democrat as it used to be.
Looks like the arrogance of power even reaches our school principals. The same question always comes back "How did they think they were going to get away with this?"
I think a Baltimore County Executive race between James Smith and Pat McDonough would be fun to watch. I have always been impressed with Smith, but McDonough is an experienced politico who is very well liked in some heavily Democratic areas. They do a little sparring over the county budget here.
Here's that "We are Sparta!" article I told you about.
Interesting op/ed, at least to me, on the attorney-client relationship between GTMO prisoners and their attorneys.
The Washington Post had a profile of AG Gansler over the weekend. The man is slowly becoming a caricature of himself, but I still think he is not afriad of pushing for what he believes is right. Whether or not he pushes outside of the bounds of his office is a different story.
Please keep the comments rolling. As I always say, you all are much more interesting than I am.