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Saturday, September 17, 2016

Hogan is popular because he governs well, not because he does what's popular

The American writer Ambrose Bierce defined a hypocrite as "one who professes virtues that he does not respect and secures the advantage of seeming to be what he despises."

In a self-righteous critique of Gov. Larry Hogan's executive order to start schools after Labor Day, Del. Eric Luedtke, my liberal Democratic colleague, divides politicians into two types: "panderers" and "courage politicians" ("Hogan and Franchot: Profiles in pandering," Sept. 2).

Panderers, he says, "will say or do anything to make themselves more popular. … They ignore the fact that making public policy is enormously complex, avoid discussion of unintended consequences of their actions, dodge tough questions and attack those who dare stand up to them."

On the other hand, courage politicians, he says, "believe strongly in doing what's right, even if it hurts them politically."



Anonymous said...

Amen! I don't agree with everything he does, but he is the best governor we have had in many years. Eight years of O'Malley and 8 years of Obama has been very difficult on our lives.

Anonymous said...

Cue the republican Hogan haters in 3-2-1. Go ahead, vote him out and end up with another 20-30 years of Democrats. Y'all sofa king smart.

Anonymous said...

Vote Trump 2016 (map)

Anonymous said...

He is no different than a democrat so it doesn't matter if you vote him out or not.

Anonymous said...

The description fits Hillary to a T.