The Sweetest Vengeance
January 8, 2010 14 Comments
It’s no surprise that a hardcore conservative, Republican such as myself doesn’t like Martin O’Malley as my Governor, but normally I at least try to respect my elders and the positions they hold. I still have a great deal of respect for the office of Governor, Martin O’Malley, himself however, not so much.
Hillary, why so vehement? Well, I’ll tell you. Even after he broke his first campaign promise and implemented the highest tax increase in Maryland history, I was willing to remain cordial in his presence (AKA not boo). Granted, it’s not like I get many opportunities to be in the same vicinity as the Governor. However, last July at the Independence Day Parade in Catonsville, I got my shot. As I stood there with the PVRC, waiting our turn to walk, O’Malley’s motor brigade passed by us. Now I could be wrong, but I heard no rude remarks and saw no displays of disrespect. At least not from us. O’Malley, on the other hand, displayed nothing but immaturity and arrogance. I vividly remember my jaw dropping as he withdrew his hand and shouted something to the affect of, “Yeah right, like you guys care.” Honestly, I don’t remember the exact words (probably because I was in complete and utter shock, but I knew, without a doubt, it was inappropriate and childish. In that moment, I lost respect for the man and not just his politics.
So when I read this article by Blair Lee on George Owings Democratic bid for Governor, I leapt with glee. “Owings is a 64-year-old, pro-business, anti-abortion, anti-gun control, pro-death penalty, anti-tax, conservative Episcopalian. O’Malley is a 47-year-old, pro-labor, pro-abortion, anti-gun, anti-death penalty, tax-and-spend, liberal Catholic,” Lee writes. I’m feeling an evil yet playful grin fill my face as I type, much like that of the Grinch when he gets his idea to steal Christmas. How much fun would it be to watch him squirm? Of course, Owings has no shot of winning the nomination, and if he did, it would be bad news for us considering he’s a conservative Democrat. But to watch O’Malley constantly swat at that annoying “fly” through out the primary and then lose to Ehrlich in the election? It would just be the sweetest vengeance. (insert same evil grin while rubbing hands and glancing slightly upwards) Are you with me, or are you with me?
In the meantime, don’t forget to send O’Malley a clear and poignant message on 1/13. Literally, get on the bus and let’s go raise some hell (respectfully and peacefully of course). If you can’t make it, consider making a few phone calls or sending a few emails on that day. It’s important that we send the message that we are bigger than a fly. In fact, we’re more like a thorn in the side, and we’re not going away until we get our way…a more conservative, balanced, purple (mix in the red with the blue) Maryland.