Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Nathaniel Exum's "Rightly Deserved" Terrible Reputation

We didn't say it -- the Washington Post Editorial Board said it, albeit Concerned Prince Georgians agree that -- "Senator Exum's, self-imposed terrible Annapolis reputation is richly deserved".  And, of course -- who is Senator Exum endorsing in the County Executive's race -- (Drum Roll please) -- No other than Sheriff Michael Jackson.  Now, tell us that "birds of a feather don't flock together"!

The Future District 24th
 Senator Joanne Benson
A reprint of the Post's endorsement of Joanne Benson follows:

Among the more notable: challenger Joanne C. Benson over the incumbent, Nathaniel Exum, in Senate District 24. The editorial says Sen. Exum "has a terrible reputation in Annapolis, which is richly deserved. Despite his long years as a lawmaker, he has no significant leadership role in the Senate, and for good reason: He is widely regarded as an obstructionist who wields the race card as a cudgel. His major achievements are few, unless you consider what he's helped block -- for instance, a rescue package for Prince George's Hospital. A better choice is Del. Joanne C. Benson, a 20-year veteran of the House who's fought against human trafficking and domestic violence and was instrumental in enacting Maryland's seat-belt law."

1 comment:

D. C. Russell said...

Benson can't be much better. She's never answered a letter or e-mail I've sent her.

Maryland Accountability Project


January 10, 2006
Five Legislators, PG County Delegation Receive 2005 Crabbie Awards For Unexcused Absences
Delegate Benson (D-24) of Prince George’s County missed 146 votes (the most of any legislator)