It’s funny, but I genuinely find nothing funny about this.
It’s also pretty interesting, yet I take no personal interest in writing about this.
But, here goes….
A few days ago, as anyone with an antenna tuned to the news knows, the Supreme Court ruled in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby that the ObamaCare mandate requiring employers to provide health insurance coverage for contraception could not be applied to closely held for-profit corporations with religious objections to some forms of contraception.
It was a bit of a controversial ruling, but it was, I believe, the right ruling. Now, I’d like to see a case that would result in any mandate requiring employers to provide health insurance coverage for the purchase of Viagra ® or other erectile dysfunction aids go the same route as did the contraception coverage above. In fact, I’d love to see any and all ObamaCare mandates burn. In fact, I’d like to see ObamaCare, itself, burn – but y’all probably knew that…
But, who cares what I think? Seriously. It’s not as if I’m running for any office, now, is it? Like Governor, maybe…
As I’ve been told by a few folks, MDGOP Gubernatorial Candidate, Larry Hogan, was asked about his opinion on the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Hobby Lobby case.
And, although, Larry didn’t say it was the “craziest question” he’d ever heard or declare that he didn’t like the question, his answer to the above mentioned query (as provided to WBAL-TV by certain of Hogan’s handlers) was that he “has no comment.”
(Even Picard Can’t Deal with This…)
Well, for what it’s worth, here’s my comment on Larry Hogan’s “No comment.”:
Larry, dude, you’ve got what you wanted – you won the MDGOP Gubernatorial nomination. Those “duck and run” moves you somehow managed to work through the primary season obviously helped you to secure the nomination, but now you’re playing for real – for keeps. You can’t duck and run any longer – certainly not when asked about a major Supreme Court decision and not when you’re running for Governor as a Republican in such a Blue State as Maryland. The Democrats in Maryland won’t allow that. They will bludgeon you over the head with your “no comment.” This is especially true when the answer is easy: You either favor the Supreme Court’s decision in the Hobby Lobby case or you’re opposed to it. Say which one it is – please! Give your answer and then move on. This ain’t rocket science, bud. You’ve got to show a little spine now that you’re the man. You simply cannot keep refusing to answer questions because of how you think the electorate may or may not react. Man up! Answer the damned question without offering a wimpy “no comment!”
And, frankly, it no longer matters whether or not you like the question or think it’s crazy or whether, if elected, there is even anything you can do about the issue at hand. You were asked a serious question by a legitimate news organization: Answer it. I can guarantee you that your opponent, LG Anthony Brown will answer it if he hasn’t already.
At this rate, this election season is going to be painfully and exquisitely long.