Why does it seem that whenever disaster strikes in Montgomery County, Gov. Martin O'Malley is on the scene pretending to be concerned?
Water main breaks in Bethesda? He is right on the spot with rescuers shouting nasty things about Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission maintenance and repair. Or how about Snowmaggaden? On cue with his winter snow parka, using revised WSSC talking points to shout nasty things about Pepco's infrastructure management. And the recent devastating thunderstorms and power outages? Here's Martin with those same revised WSSC/Pepco talking points!
But when O'Malley led the charge in the 2012 Annapolis legislative session to again raise my state income taxes, flush tax, tolls on bridges and a litany of other taxes and fees, the governor was nowhere near Montgomery County. He stayed a safe distance away for he knew that confronting outraged citizens is more dangerous than taking cheap shots at WSSC and Pepco.
Besides Montgomery County, O'Malley's golden goose for taxes and fees, did not have a disaster under way and his favorite taxpayers were all safe and sound.
Brad Botwin, Derwood