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Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Maryland, Virginia Each Pay $100k For Governor's Traveling Security Detail

State Police forces in both Maryland and Virginia each spent roughly $100,000 protecting the states' governors on out-of-state trips this year.

The Maryland State Police's Executive Protection Unit spent $98,460 on hotels, meals, rental cars, travel expenses and overtime pay while accompanying Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley on 26 out-of-state trips between January and mid-September, the Maryland State Police reported in information shared with The Washington Examiner.

The agency, which protects the governor around the clock, would not provide the specifics regarding how many state troopers accompanied the governor on specific trips, nor could they offer a list of the trips taken. O'Malley stopped in 19 states during the eight-and-a-half-month span, according to The Baltimore Sun, which first reported the cost of the police protection.



Anonymous said...

So any political trip that Va's governor takes it is not paid by the tax payers. All the trips Owemalley takes we have to pay for. Doesn't seem right to me.

lmclain said...

He (omalley) has ONE of the small armies I refer to....he is in favor of taking all weapons from the hands of law abiding citizens because he is guarded 24-7 by people that will kill you for getting too close or acting "suspiciously". Kill you. Legally. But he wants to put US in PRISON (!) for killing the two thugs who broke into your house at 3 in the morning. He spends OUR money for over-the-top "protection" while throwing the rest of us to the mercy of circumstances. He needs them, though, I'll give him THAT. That little sissy couldn't fight his way out of a wet paper bag. if a firecracker went off close to him, he'd wet his pants....then his "guards" would shoot everyone in range, using, of course, about 400 rounds (per cop) to merely wound 2 people. Because, even though they are cops, they still can't hit anything without emptying every clip they have.

Anonymous said...

MD & VA, keep supporting and funding these idiots. DE wants no part of them. If fact, you can have Joe too. I'll be too busy having a good time on that $4M vacation to Hawaii that Barrack is taking us on.