No more Doug Duncan to kick around?
Former MoCo exec and gubernatorial candidate Doug Duncan resigned yesterday from his cushy (or at least highly remunerative) post at College Park yesterday. University officials insist the resignation had nothing to do with an incident in which Duncan claimed that top university lobbyist P.J. Hogan laid down the smack at the O'Malley administration's behest to stop Doug from appearing in a political forum with Bob Ehrlich.
Are people buying that?
According to the AP, Duncan started talking about wanting to find another job after the incident. The O'Malley administration claims there's nothing to it. (And, of course, the idea they'd use P.J. as their hatchet man seems a little odd, as does the notion that they'd be upset to see two former rivals beat each other up in a forum. Then again, I'd be the last to imply that the O'M folk aren't awfully touchy where their once and maybe future Republican rival is concerned.)