Or more precisely Maryland voters in one of the most liberal counties in the Nation have lost their cool—literally!
Here is a great article in The Atlantic questioning what sort of President Gov. Martin O’Malley would make if he can’t even get the electricity back on quickly in the Washington suburbs as residents broil in temperatures topping 90 degrees with more heat on the way. Hat tip: Paul
Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley wants to run for president in 2016, but he can’t even deal with a dismal power utility in his home state.
President Barack Obama traveled to Colorado Springs on Friday to inspect wildfire damage. Will he visit Montgomery County, Maryland? There, the nation’s worst electric-power utility is once again performing dismally in the wake of a storm. Meanwhile Maryland’s governor is Martin O’Malley, constantly mentioned — just ask him! — as the Democratic Party’s hope for the White House in 2016. Yet in six years in office, O’Malley has done nothing to address his state’s power-utility woes.
I used to live in Montgomery County and it was bad then too—30 years ago! I remember being struck by how rare power outages were in Washington County when we first moved up here. They still are pretty rare.
Read the many column inches about the greedy execs at PEPCO and how the Governor after 6 years in office can’t seem to budge them (assuming he has even tried!). Indeed author Gregg Easterbrook intones:
Montgomery County, Maryland, is one of the nation’s bluest and wealthiest counties; its perennially awful power service raises the question of whether liberals can make the trains run on time.
More heat! Redistricting petition turned in Saturday evening
The Governor had more problems with hot voters over the weekend as we learned today that Delegate Neil Parrott and volunteers at MDPetitions.com have succeeded in turning in a surplus number of signatures to the State Board of Elections on a petition to challenge the Governor’s re-redistricting plan in the November election.
Be sure to read all about the likely third ballot initiative against O’Malley’s pet projects here at WBAL. The two previous ballot initiatives that have already been virtually approved for November seek to overturn O’Malley’s plan for state taxpayers to subsidize the college educations of illegal aliens and his signature gay marriage law.
Easterbrook in The Atlantic wrapped up with this:
Calamity may await the Democratic Party at the polls in 2016 if O’Malley, a man who is mismanaging [h]is own state, lays a claim to running the country.