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October 20, 2010

Ehrlich's fashion show fundraiser

A dispatch from Baltimore Sun reporter Jessica Anderson:

Former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., the Republican nominee for governor, and his wife Kendel held a “Back in Black Again” campaign fashion show fundraiser Tuesday night at Martin’s West in Baltimore County.

Kendel Ehrlich wore a bright blue satin dress by Jackie Rogers. The former governor simply wore his “own tux.”

“I just knew this would be a great idea to rally women behind Bob,” Kendel Ehrlich said following the show. “It was a huge hit.”

About a dozen models wore gowns, outerwear and other popular items for this fall from the Bettina Collections in Cross Keys and Alpaca International to a room full of mostly female Ehrlich supporters.

Kendel Ehrlich said that her husband never faced any reservations about attending or appearing in the fashion show. “He’s pretty comfortable anywhere,” she said.

But since the Ehrlichs began doing the show, the former governor said there’s “definitely more men,” this year. Outside the ballroom, promotional items in pink letters said “Women for Ehrlich.”

When the couple and their two sons appeared on the catwalk following the show to the Black Eyed Peas “I Gotta Feeling,” they met a roar of applause.

“Kendel wanted to do this. This is Kendel’s night,” he told the crowd. But while the gala-like event was his wife’s plan, Ehrlich credited her with keeping him motivated to run for governor again.

“And here we are,” said Kendel Ehrlich. “The husband was wrong again,” Ehrlich quickly responded.

Ehrlich not only asked for continued support from party members, he also also mentioned some of the recent “goofy, negative, ludicrous” campaign ads. He said that most people now know he was “not responsible for the Louisiana oil spill,” referring to radio advertisements that linked Ehrlich with the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

“We need serious leaders,” Ehrlich said, saying that Nov. 3, following election day — ”that’s when we go back to work fixing this state.”

Posted by Matthew Hay Brown at 7:03 AM | | Comments (17)


"We need serious leaders" - Says Bob Ehrlich at a fashion show fundraiser. This just reaffirms the fact that he is not a serious leader and is only running again because his wife misses the Governor's mansion and the perks. What a joke.

The add with him saying "drill baby drill wasn't about blaming him specifically for the spill. It was about his attitude that supposed business "needs" always trump environmental protection. The fact that he agrees with the GOP standard line "Drill baby, drill", and is heard chanting it, is a perfect image for people to have in their minds as the head to the polls.

Nothing like a dog-and-pony show to bring out the crowds.

When O'Malley is re-elected I hope these two get a real life and real jobs. It's OVER, Bob and Kendal.

Was this a funeral for Bob's candidacy?

You morons with no common sense are talking about Bob Ehrlich. Do even know how bad O'Malley has been for this state. Here is an idea. GO READ A BOOK, idiots. Then, if you still want a waste like O'Malley, by all means vote him in.


Cant wait to get rid of Martin He is a joke other State leaders avoid him and even the clintons fail to endorse him. Bye bye Martin.

The "Drill Baby Drill" line was completely taken out of context. Michael Steele, loved or hated, has used that line and Gov. Ehrlich repeated it on Kendall's WBAL talk show. He was poking fun at the Former Lt Gov being a mouthpiece for that attitude.

Don't let either parties' attack ads make up your mind this election.

IPFrehley do you really believe the crap that you write?
The ad did blame Ehrlich specifically for the oil spill-even THE SUN supported that fact in an editorial.
How much is MOM paying you?
Are you related to Steve Lebovitz?
Does MOM snore?

I guess Kendel wanted to wear the fancy dress since she won't need it for the inauguration it was bought for.

Ehrlich wasn't paying attention when he claims the Board of Regents hiked college tuitions by 40%. He wasn't paying attention when he claims the Board of Public Works raised property tax by 57%. Now he is paying attention to the fashion show. He said in his first commercial that he doesn't like watching from the sidelines. But apparently it is his comfort zone (that and WBAL radio). We need a serious Governor, not a phoney like Bob Ehrlich..

If Hank and his ilk consider Ehrlich a phony, then O'Malley is an even bigger phony. And if you clowns re-elect the illegal immigrant loving incumbent, then you're beyond hope.

What flavor does that O'Malley cool-aid come in?

Check this out if you want to know what Ehrlich and his crew think about women:

This is the most popular hermes handbags.

Well La Dee Dah! How elitist of Ehrlich! Pallin' around with fashion show models. Just a man of the people. (snicker!)

What flavor does that O'Malley cool-aid come in?

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