O'Malley vs. the lottery drawing
Looks like Gov. O'Malley has finally found a sure-fire winning political issue: Getting rid of the annoying split-screen lottery drawings.
Laura Vozzella reports today that O'Malley called up his chief of staff in the middle of the Superbowl halftime show furious that the lottery drawing had bumped Bruce Springsteen into a teensy corner in the upper left-hand corner of the screen. That was annoying, but in some ways an improvement; the lottery usually manages to cut in at the most crucial third-and-inches sorts of moments. The guv wants the live drawing banished to a crawl at the bottom of the screen.
With 2010 just around the corner, looks like O'Malley could have a new campaign slogan on his hands. OK, so he raised your taxes, and so what if that "stop the BGE rate hike" business didn't quite work out. Killing the lottery drawing -- now that's change we all can believe in.