Lawmakers: A bunch of jokers
April Fool's jokes abound in Annapolis.
Someone took the time to unmute all 141 delegates' phones on the House floor, making for a noisy morning legislative session.
Select delegates also found autographed portraits of Gov. Martin O'Malley, accompanied by a generic packet of Kool Aid on their desks. The implication: Your governor wants you to drink up. (Pictured is a puzzled Del. Curt Anderson with his gag gift.) Tea party captain Michael Smigiel was reportedly behind the prank.
The fun didn't end there.
O'Malley announced on his Facebook page:
Freshman Del. Sam Arora disseminated a press release addressing a "rumor" that he is being considered as a replacement for retiring Maryland schools Superintendent Nancy S. Grasmick.