Here's one Maryland politician who will never get swept up in a Weinergate-style scandal, despite his being named in a sexual harassment lawsuit and his participation in a very strange incident in a mall parking lot.
Anne Arundel County Exec John R. Leopold doesn't use computers.
That's right. Leopold doesn't tweet, doesn't Facebook. He's NEVER been on the Internet, he told The Sun's Nicole Fuller. In fact, Leopold doesn't even have a computer -- not in his office at the county government building in downtown Annapolis or at his Pasadena home.
"I’m old fashioned," said Leopold, 68. "I always say, I’m a 19th-century man caught in the 21st century. My style has always been personal contact."
By "personal contact," I presume Leopold means face-to-face chit-chat, not whatever he was up to in that parking lot.
Fuller asked, what about personal enjoyment? Fantasy football? News websites?
"I don’t look at stories online," he said. "I read the actual paper. I like the tactical nature of it. You can touch the newspapers. And when I read a book, I like to underline a word I don't know and look up the definition later."
Perhaps Rep. Anthony Weiner should a page from Leopold's book.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun