Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Stand Up for Brian Frosh and Good Government

(I confess -- I'm lifting this from Peter Franchot's blog. Lesson learned: If the White House paints policy critics as "traitors," the very least Bush's Mini-me, er, I mean, the Gov can do is ensure that his surrogates characterize Brian Frosh's investigation as "partisan bias.")


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Dear Friends -

Once again, Governor Ehrlich and his allies are seeking to impede a balanced and fair investigation of the administration's personnel abuses. The Governor and members of his staff are trying to harass and intimidate legislators who speak out on this important issue. The latest target of their smear campaign is State Senator Brian Frosh, a man of unquestioned rectitude and integrity, a former colleague of mine in the House of Delegates, who is highly respected by both sides of the aisle for his fairness and moderation.

The Governor is using every weapon at his disposal to obstruct efforts by the Special Committee on State Employee Rights and Protections to get to the bottom of the abuse of power represented by his personnel practices. We need to speak out in favor of a balanced and bipartisan review of the hiring and firing scandal. Please send a letter to Governor Ehrlich at the following address:

Office of the Governor
Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr.
State House
Annapolis, Maryland 21401-1925

We need to strike a blow for confidence in state government and our public institutions. The Karl Rove type tactics being exercised by the Governor's Chief Counsel, Jervis Finney, need to stop. From our Governor, we expect evenhandedness and professionalism, not harassment and intimidation. Now is the time to speak out and demand accountability, fairness, and bipartisanship from the Governor. Please visit www.Franchot.com for more information.

Thank you,

Delegate Peter Franchot

Ehrlich Warns Democrats on Questioning Integrity (7/24/05)

Ehrlich Aide Demands Frosh Respond to Bias Claims (7/26/05)

Ehrlich Aide Wants Frosh to Quit Panel (7/30/05)

Steele Complains of Bias in Firings-Probe Panel (7/31/05)

Democrat Wants Finney to Skip Inquiry (8/1/05)

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