I have a confession, brothers and sisters. Instead of attending last night's Candidate's Forum, I went to the Orioles game. I have no regrets.
For those that did go, how was it? Did every one show up? Were good questions asked? Most importantly, were good answers provided? Speaking of which...
Kellie Woodhouse attended and reports on the forum here. The crowd was estimated at 400 people! Klein notes that the most "unforgivable" portion of the Downtown plan is the lack of affordable housing. You can tell he left his "political" hat at home, because that issue will not be salient to most voters (including most of his followers) who are more likely to latch onto the issue of "TRAFFIC! TRAFFIC! TRAFFIC!" Liz Bobo gets a stone's throw away from saying she is proud to have been called "anti-business." The article doesn't tell me much about what John said, but I was disappointed that he had to "look into" anything (such as the beverage tax). The "challenger convenience" of not having a record is something that should be enjoyed with caution. You should still have positions, especially on bills that your opponent sponsored.
The CA is worried that Kimco's new development will make the Wilde Lake village center so popular that there will be nowhere to park. They are becoming a satire of themselves.
Baltimore City Councilman Bernard "Jack" Young appears to be interested in folding to Police Union demands. This guy is a one man budget-wrecking-ball.
Maryland government contractors received $34 Billion last year. Numbers like this and articles like Top Secret America make you feel like someone somewhere is getting ready to pull the rug out and find a way to scale things back. I'm not so sure it is possible.
Word on the street is that Reginald T. Avery may be your GOP Candidate for District 2. Maybe he'll talk to us after September 14th. More likely, no one will care.
Baltimore County Executive Dem Primary continues to spiral into the negative.
HowChow drinks basil soda from Columbia Halal Meat.
Sarah is shocked and disturbed by the fact that students are paying to be interns! I think the next questions are "what kind of intern are you going to have if they are paying to be there?" and "Is the customer always right?"
WB, a fellow EC'er, bangs the drum on our Columbia-less ranking as one of the top ten places to raise a family...so long as our children do not scamper into the lesser ranked Columbia. (*wink)
Slim pickings today, but I suggest you check out the comments in Ms. Woodhouse's article about the forum. They are sure to get heated.