I wonder whether MDGOP Gubernatorial Candidate David Craig’s Lt. Governor Candidate, Delegate Jeannie Haddaway has yet to thank Craig’s rival GOP Gubernatorial Candidate, Larry Hogan, for appointing her to the MD House of Delegates.
What? You mean it wasn’t Larry Hogan – but, rather, former Governor Bob Ehrlich who appointed Jeannie Hadaway to the seat to replace former Delegate Ken Schisler?
He made this misstatement of saying “I appointed Jeannie to the House” when saying how valuable Haddaway would be to a Hogan Administration should lightning strike and he somehow manage to get elected Governor. You see, according to Larry Hogan, Jeannie Haddaway (who currently represents District 37B) would make a damned fine liaison from the Governor’s Office to the Eastern Shore.
Now, truth be told, that gaffe or lie Hogan told when saying he – and not Ehrlich – appointed Haddaway to the House,” whichever you want to call it, was the only such lie of a factual nature I could really tell while watching tonight’s debate. But, it was a big one – and David Craig and Jeannie Haddaway must be fuming – or laughing, whichever – about it right now.
(Larry Hogan’s Campaign reacts to their guy’s showing at tonight’s GOP Gubernatorial Debate.)
For, you see, that was probably the only real, cogent, point Mr. Hogan, the alleged frontrunner for the GOP nomination, made all night. And, he got it wrong. Or made a major gaffe. Or lied, or whatever.
It was interesting, in that I wasn’t going to watch the debate – but saw that my friend, the excellent writer, J. Doug Gill, was going to be watching it streamed live on WMDT TV9 from Delmarva.
So, I figured: What the Hell? And what did I learn by watching that debate?
I learned that David Craig, Ron George and Charles Lollar studied for it. They labored for it – in order to put up the best possible performance. I also came away from the debate believing that if every GOP voter in the State of Maryland had seen that debate, there is No Way in Hell that Larry Hogan could possibly win the MDGOP Gubernatorial nomination. Now, it at least makes some sense as to the real reason he’s ducked a ton of debates previously: He sucks at debating.
It was suggested to me tonight that perhaps Larry Hogan was “high.” He seemed disinterested and bored at the least and, except when he was apparently lying about having appointed Jeannie Haddaway to the House, said nothing of any importance. Nothing. All he did was quote platitudes from his Change Maryland organization. And, even then, he may have gotten some of THOSE facts wrong as well.
Like how many “consecutive” tax increases there have been in the State of Maryland, to name one.
It was also mentioned to me how much he sounded like Barack Obama, in cadence and in other ways, as well. Of course, the Washington Post more or less acknowledged as much upon stating that one of the reasons they endorsed him was his “reluctance to declare war on the Democratic establishment.”
But, as for me, I can’t help but give Larry Hogan – and NOT Bob Ehrlich – credit for having “appointed” Jeannie Haddaway to the House.
In making that claim, he didn’t tell the truth…or his research is faulty or something. Whatever. He said it.
That’s all I need to know.