Save 75% - Only $49.99 for 1 full year! digitalPLUS subscription offer ends 12/1
NewsOpinion

Wrong to disparage military, right to hold Brown accountable [Letter]

As an ex-Army officer, I object to the language used by Attorney General Doug Gansler when referring to Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown's military career ("Back seat bickering," April 23). However, Mr. Gansler should have talked about the fact that Mr. Brown has not used the training he received in the Army in his job as lieutenant governor.

In the military, I learned that it was important for a leader to know and understand all the duties of his men. That meant actually doing their job. Mr. Brown obviously did not do this; if he had, he would have known about the failure of the health exchange software's operation in advance.

He also did not use another lesson from the military: Always take on and accept both the failures and successes of your men and unit. He has blamed everyone but himself for the failure.

Mr. Gansler would be smart to use Mr. Brown's military career against him but in an entirely different way.

Neal Cohen, Reisterstown

-
To respond to this letter, send an email to talkback@baltimoresun.com. Please include your name and contact information.

Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun
Related Content
  • Polls are not in public interest
    Polls are not in public interest

    Mileah Kromer discusses the reasons that the results of pre-election polls concerning the race for governor were largely incorrect, particularly the timing of the polls on which media and the campaigns relied ("Hogan and Brown: tortoise and hare?" Nov. 12). I do not doubt that she is largely...

  • Purple Maryland
    Purple Maryland

    It's safe to say the election is over, and we are all anxious to see what "color" our state will be. Are we now red with a base of blue or still blue with a splash of red ("Republican sees spending as key for governor-elect," Nov. 14)?

  • Race played no role in Hogan win
    Race played no role in Hogan win

    I read Thomas Schaller's column ("Race had a role in Hogan's win," Nov. 11) regarding Larry Hogan's win over Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown in the 2014 Maryland gubernatorial election. He basically states that the areas Mr. Hogan won had more white people then black.

  • Reader to The Sun: Hogan won, get used to it
    Reader to The Sun: Hogan won, get used to it

    I agree with letter writer David Byran that Governor-elect Larry Hogan has done Maryland and the entire country a great service ("Good riddance to "O'Malley," Oct. 10).

  • Is Hogan inevitable in 2018?
    Is Hogan inevitable in 2018?

    I couldn't decide whether I was more amused or bemused by Richard J. Cross III's op-ed about the possible Democratic candidates for governor four years from now ("Who will challenge Hogan in 2018?" Nov. 15).

  • Enough with the talk of race in analyzing elections
    Enough with the talk of race in analyzing elections

    Race, racism, racist. I am so tired of hearing these words whenever a candidate loses or a policy is defeated ("Race had a role in Hogan's win," Nov. 11). Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown lost to Larry Hogan because Mr. Brown ran one of the worst campaigns in recent Maryland elections. He even...

Comments
Loading