That's right folks, Larry Carson's Political Notebook appeared on the Howard page of the Baltimore Sun web page this afternoon, and I couldn't be happier.
Well, I take that back. Despite presenting a mostly even keel for the early months of this election cycle, this piece seems particularly slanted to the blue. In fact, I found some of the quotes to be downright polemic Dem speech regarding Ehrlich "wanting his binky back" and Ulman's "face lighting up" when he found out that students at Cornell, between swirls of brandy and tuffs of cigars, dream of one day living under an Ulman/O'Malley tutelage.
I will say that O'Malley needs to get his message straight. From my perspective, he has been running on a platform of "Yeah it's bad, but I got it from Bob." The quotes from Larry's article seem to suggest that things have somehow improved under O'Malley. Let me say that again, "things are better in 2010 than they were in 2006." The latter message does not ring true, but I don't think that will stop the bumper sticker crowd from parroting a message of "things being better" now that Dems are in charge.
Ehrlich: As goes Howard County, so goes the state.
O'Malley: Howard County can be the difference in this race.
Also included in this Notebook, Courtney Watson supporters have begun a "Republicans for Watson" group. This is on the cusp of a week of Facebook stati (I like that better than "statuses") from Courtney boasting the values of political Independence. To that I say, Independence is the ability to say your position on political issues (such as who you support for Governor) without being afraid of the consequences. Courtney wants to ride the margin and I don't particularly like it. Some do. I couldn't give a flying patoot who she supports for the state's highest office, but I don't like politicians playing coy. You are elected to make hard decisions in the public eye. What makes this one different?
UPDATE: Here is the list of people that will be taken off Bob Flanagan's Christmas Card list.