Skip to comments.Governor Says He Would Welcome Rumor Probe
Posted on 02/11/2005 1:15:58 PM PST by advance_copy
Annapolis, MD. (AP) If Democratic leaders want to conduct an investigation of an aide to Governor Ehrlich who was fired for circulating rumors about Mayor Martin O'Malley, the governor says they are welcome to do so.
Ehrlich told reporters in Annapolis today he would help out with an investigation of Joseph Steffen, who posted rumors on the Internet that the Baltimore mayor had had an affair. O'Malley and his wife, Catherine, denounced the rumors as despicable lies.
Ehrlich said it is clear that Steffen acted alone in repeating the rumors on the Internet. But Democratic leaders believe it was part of an orchestrated effort to spread rumors to hurt O'Malley, who is considered the top Democratic challenger to Ehrlich's bid for a second term next year.
So Steffan resigned because...........
Ehrlich has been a great Governor, He is a decent man.
Now this Mayor of Baltimore ,a city by the way that got Millions of dollars out of Glendenning, is trying to turn a posting on the internet into a ticket to the Governors mansion. It takes more than that to make a Governor and this guy hasnt got what it takes.
Jim probably has his logs ready for him.
This is all just an attempt orchestrated by the Baltimore Sun, as the official cheerleading "newspaper" of the Democratic party, and the Washington Post to steal the 2006 Maryland gubernatorial election from Ehrlich and hand it to O'Malley. In short, it's a pathetic left-wing effort to take attention away from the fact that Baltimore City, run entirely by Democrats and headed by Mayor Martin O'Malley, is no better off than it was 5 years ago and have absolutely no one to blame but themselves. Heaven knows Martin O'Malley couldn't run on his "record" as Baltimore City mayor.
I notice that in yesterday's Sun O'Malley's comparison of the President's budget to the 9/11 attacks, while sharing the stage with a former President, received one sentence of mention, while this so-called imbroglio received a juicy frint-page article, and an extra article inside, practically accusing Governor Ehrlich of orchestrating some kind of 7th gradish character "assassination." So much for objectivity of the press...
welcome a probe? I thought this story was about Gov. McGreevey of Jersey. (if you get my thrust)
Maybe O'Malice has a McGreevy problem.....
Yet another article appears - PING.
Hope your OK and weathering the storm, somehow I think you are.
Would really like to see this injustice righted though. If we are right, and I think we are, I hope this whole thing backfires and blasts that Mayor and his operatives into political oblivion.
The leftists don't understand...they have been used.
I understand why we FReepers are so interested in this matter. But I just did a quick google news search and found 6 items related to "Steffen":
All this over mentioning gossip on a website????????????
And CNN Too.
a fringe, nutjob right wingnut website, but a tough, well educated and formidable opponent
is the way these huge media organizations are all admitting to the power a quote, a rumor, or an idea has when started here.
Monkey Business redux
An "orchestrated effort" by dems to make it look like republicans. Who were all the one time posters that day? Superwoman4u2, cleoc (or something like that) and the good buddy MD4BUSH, possibly more? This is getting real interesting.
There also was a poster named baltimore that day that icwhatudo ran down.
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