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October 1, 2010

Ehrlich family lunch

Gubernatorial candidate Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr. took a mini-campaign break this afternoon and stopped at Grilled Cheese & Co. to lunch with his parents. The Baltimore Sun recently reviewed the new restaurant in Catonsville and summed up the experience as "reasonably quick and pleasing."

The Republican former governor ordered the BBQ Chicken grilled cheese and said he enjoyed it. His father, Robert L. Ehrlich, Sr. and mother, Nancy Ehrlich are also photographed on the right.

Ehrlich didn't miss the opportunity to tout his support for small businesses at the eatery and urged reporters to talk with the owner and staff. He promised part owner Scott Pevenstein: Your taxes will go down on Nov. 3.


Posted by Annie Linskey at 2:59 PM | | Comments (10)
Categories: For fun


Another empty promise by Bob

What is the excuse for this retched piece of puffery getting on the Sun blog? Ridiculous waste of space, just because the Sun reviewed the restaurant?

Awesome place to eat. Don't make it political. Bob just wanted to eat with his folks. Frankly, I'm surprised the Sun bothered to cover it. They never liked him before and they are so biased on everything else. Nice piece. Nice story. Nice picture.

My advice, try this place. Some of the best and cheesiest creations in Maryland.

Let's be honest, at least the Sun reporter's don't secretly covet their O'Malley March cds as at least one major newspaper reporter does. To the subject at hand, it's a nice break from the constant slams at each other the candidates have thrown.

Ladies, Don't break your backs bending over to print all these Ehrlich puff pieces

"your taxes will go down Nov. 3"?

I've seen Ehrlich Sr. 4 times in the last 6 months, including during an earlier visit to the same restaurant. Each time he was wearing his Bob Ehrlich t-shirt. Does the man have no other clothing?

Annie -

Did Bob Ehrlich or his staff disclose the relationship behind his friendly banter with Scott Pevenstein?

Mr. Pevenstein is the son of Mr. Ehrlich's self-described campaign "executive director," Elaine Pevenstein.

Good for him, but when Bob Ehrlich urges reporters to ask the owner and staff of a restaurant how wonderful they think he is, Mr. Ehrlich should make clear that the owner is the son of his campaign "executive director."

If this was an isolated incident, it wouldn't matter, but Bob Ehrlich has been using friends, supporters, and Republican party officials for "man on the street" testimony without disclosing their relationships since the day he announced his candidacy.

Twenty eight more days of Bob Ehrlich trotting out ringers disguised as random citizens is 28 days too many, after which they'll return to calling his radio show pretending not to be rigners, complaining about Gov. O'Malley's second term.

- Steve Lebowitz, Annapolis

Always out there pushing for truth and justice Steve Lebovitz.
The man who sent out fake Ehrlich twits is now pushing integrity in our elected officials.
Those in glass houses should throw stones sir.

Ehrlich is a unelected private citizen. and will still be on November 3rd.

Nice post! Thank you son for covering this news. Let's see what happens with the tax status after Nov 3. Nice chicken anyway, good restaurant want to taste that :-)

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Annie Linskey covers state politics and government for The Baltimore Sun. Previously, as a City Hall reporter, she wrote about the corruption trial of Mayor Sheila Dixon and kept a close eye on city spending. Originally from Connecticut, Annie has also lived in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, where she reported on war crimes tribunals and landmines. She lives in Canton.

John Fritze has covered politics and government at the local, state and federal levels for more than a decade and is now The Baltimore Sun’s Washington correspondent. He previously wrote about Congress for USA TODAY, where he led coverage of the health care overhaul debate and the 2010 election. A native of Albany, N.Y., he currently lives in Montgomery County.

Julie Scharper covers City Hall and Baltimore politics. A native of Baltimore County, she graduated from The Johns Hopkins University in 2001 and spent two years teaching in Honduras before joining The Baltimore Sun. She has followed the Amish community of Nickel Mines, Pa., in the year after a schoolhouse massacre, reported on courts and crime in Anne Arundel County, and chronicled the unique personalities and places of Baltimore City and its surrounding counties.
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