Saturday, May 31, 2008

Real Quiet

I notice that Maryland Democrats, both on and offline, have gotten real quiet about the troubles of Ulysses Currie. Considering the fact that her in Maryland time, and time, and time, and time again it is the Democrats who are always implicated in some sort of corruption scandal in Maryland.

Free State Politics and the other opinion leaders in the liberal blogosphere are quiet. David Paulson is keeping his mouth shut (for once) too. But hey, I'd get tired of going to bat for these guys, too.

But I keep noticing how much more critical Republicans are of their own, which I think speaks volumes of the charachter difference between the two parties these days. Most Republicans (not necessarily the ones in DC, mind you, but most) put principle and integrity ahead of victory. Not so much with a lot of Democrats these days...

(Crossposted)

9 comments:

justdafacts said...

Brian,

Since you keep noticing how much more critical Republican are of their own, how about calling on Gov. Ehrlich and others to return guilty Alan Fabian's contributions?

And if you have an explantion for Ehrlich viceroy Ed Miller's mysterious disappearance from Womble Carlye and failure to surface elsewhere, do tell!

Brian Griffiths said...

You really want to go there about campaign contributions?

justdafacts said...

Sure I'll go there, Brian.

Gov. Ehrlich set the precedent in 2006 when he returned $16,000 to Jack Abramoff upon his guilty plea.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/01/04/AR2006010401478.html

Alan Fabian pleaded guilty. Shouldn't Gov. Ehrlich follow his the standard he himself established? Of course one of his three spokesmen (What kind of branch office of a law firm needs 3 spokesmen, a marketing consultant, and only 4 lawyers?)will try to weasel out, saying his standard doesn't apply because he's not a candidate, but who are they fooling? Not Brian Griffiths, please.

Gov. Ehrlich's incessant attention seeking, aggressive fundraising, and unprecedented rude behavior toward his successor reveals that he's an unannounced candidate for re-election.

Therefore, he needs to abide by his own standard and give back Fabian's dirty money.

And do you know where Ed Miller is?

Mark Newgent said...

Perhaps one can only be falsely blamed for everything so many times by his successor, that the gloves have to come off.

You conflate ardently defending one's record for rudeness.

justdafacts said...

We can go back & forth ad nauseum over who started it, Mark, so I'll settle that debate by observing then-Mayor O'Malley's decision to challeng the incumbent Gov. Ehrlich was the beginning of that beautiful friendship.

Now will either of you upright citizens call on Gov. Ehrlich et al to return Fabian's dirty money?

Any change the two govs kissed & made up at this evening's unveiling, one saying to the other, "We'll always have Parris?"

Brian Griffiths said...

I'm not exactly sure what laws Ehrlich broke in accepting a legal campaign contribution. So you're going to have to find something better, because we could spend a month documenting all of the crooks Democrats have accepted cash from.

Ed Miller is a private citizen. I couldn't care less where Ed Miller is, and frankly your obsession with finding him creeps me out a bit.

A Life Well Lived said...

Gentlemen, gentlemen,

Ehrlich frequently looked back with blame and scorn at Parris. Now he and his friends object when the same is done to him.

And with good reason.

Brian Griffiths said...

Ehrlich frequently looked back with blame and scorn at Parris. Now he and his friends object when the same is done to him.

Thank you for adding absolutely nothing to the conversation.

justdafacts said...

What creeps me out is a high profile individual leaving his high profile boss without a trace. There are three PR people on Gov. Ehrlich's "law firm" staff of eight people. It's reasonable to expect one of them would write a statement when someone leaves.

Gov. Ehrlich isn't fooling anyone. His branch office of a mega law firm is a thinly guised re-election campaign headquarters. If a core O'Malley campaign staffer disappeared without explanation, Brian Griffiths would demand to know what happened.

And Gov. Ehrlich set the precedent for returning campaign contributions from criminals when upon Jack Abramoff's guilty plea he returned $16,000.

Perhaps Gov. Ehrlich only divests his campaign committees of dirty money from convicted criminals in election years.

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