No slack for O'Malley's March
In her column today reporting on the release of the new O'Malley's March CD, Laura Vozzella asks a simple question: "Ehrlich took more than a few hits from Team O'Malley for playing lots of golf while in office. Can't O'Malley be fairly accused of strumming while Maryland burns? Or should Republicans and Dems alike just concede that eveyone needs a way to blow off gubernatorial steam?"
Apparently not. The state GOP sent out a release this afternoon with the subject, "O'Malley Fiddles While Maryland Burns" that includes:
“Maybe Martin O’Malley should have been spending more time working to really streamline Maryland’s government and relieve the burden on working families and less time recording his latest ‘O’Malley’s March’ album,” [state GOP chairman Jim] Pelura concluded.
“In the midst of a budget crisis, during one of the most difficult economic times our state and nation has faced in recent years, Martin O’Malley is holding a “CD Release Party” in Baltimore on Saturday, March 14th to promote his newest album. Tickets are $25,” said MDGOP Executive Director Justin Ready. “Perhaps Governor O’Malley could donate the proceeds from that event to help state employees keep their jobs.”
And then the GOP includes this picture. Because they consider it flattering, I'm sure: