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Monday, April 14, 2014

McCartney: Brown's chutzpah--most shameless and misleading campaign boast.

See the end of this posting for a list of the Prince George's County legislators who have endorsed Anthony Brown and presumably are complicit in the apparently successful attempt to cover up the Maryland healthcare exchange mess and put off any formal findings of blame or accountability related to Brown's incompetence and evasion until after Brown is elected to a position that is probably beyond his abilities.

I have also posted a full list of Prince George's officials whom Brown's site claims have endorsed him, but at least one person on Brown's list denies having made any endorsement..

Washington Post
Robert McCartney, Columnist
Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown shows gall by claiming Md. is ‘leader’ on health-care reform

Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown (D) has staked an early claim to the dubious honor of making our region’s most shameless and misleading 2014 campaign boast.

In a display of world-class chutzpah, Brown’s Web site asserts that he “has positioned Maryland as the national leader in the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.”

National leader? Absolutely — but at dysfunctional computer systems.

... apparently counting on voters to forget or ignore that the Free State just scrapped as unworkable ... the core of its $125 million health benefit exchange. ...

... Brown’s powerful allies in Gov. Martin O’Malley’s administration and the General Assembly are protecting his reputation. They have ensured that no independent state inquiry into the exchange’s problems is completed until well after the primary and general elections. ...

Prince George's legislators who have endorsed Brown and have failed to ensure a timely investigation of his role in the expensive and wasteful failure of Maryland's health exchange:
  • Joanne C. Benson, State Senator (24) 
  • Ulysses Currie, State Senator (25)
    • Currie's defense on federal corruption charges argued that he was too dumb to be a crook
  • Dereck E. Davis, Delegate (25)
  • Barbara A. Frush, Delegate (21)
  • Marvin E. Holmes, Jr., Delegate (23B)
  • Carolyn J. B. Howard, Delegate (24)
  • Thomas V. “Mike” Miller, Jr., State Senate President 
  • Joseline A. Pena-Melnyk, Delegate (21)
  • Douglas J. J. Peters, State Senator (23)
  • James Carew Rosapepe, State Senator (21)
  • Veronica Turner, Delegate (26) (Candidate for MD Senate)
  • Kriselda Valderrama, Delegate (26)
  • Geraldine Valentino-Smith, Delegate (23 A)
  • Michael L. Vaughn, Delegate (24)

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