Del. Tarrant a 'spoiled brat'

Will someone tell Shawn Tarrant his write-in campaign is a childish venture?

I find it hilarious that someone who loses his party's nomination in the primary elections after being the poster boy for what could be considered a Democratic yes-man now expects the voters of all parties to elect him over someone who has continuously voted on behalf of the people which has at times put him at odds with his own party.

Del. Shawn Tarrant's rejection by the voters in June wasn't because his name was last on the list of possible candidates, as he asserts in The Sun ("Del. Tarrant launches write-in campaign targeting Conaway," Oct. 24). This only highlights his arrogance and how little he thinks of the intelligence of the voters in the 40th District. The selection of Antonio Hayes, Frank Conaway and Barbara Robinson was a clear indication that voters were fed up with his condescending double-talk and his continued support of policies that negatively affected their communities.

From his unwavering support of every single tax and fee increase proposed by Gov. Martin O'Malley and Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown (all of which were opposed by Delegate Conaway) to his introduction of a bill that, if not vetoed by the governor, would have penalized juveniles for merely sitting on dirt bikes, Mr. Tarrant's failure to adhere to the will of the people merely demonstrates the childish behaviors that led to his defeat earlier this year. And it will cause only further animosity among the thousands of voters who once saw promise in this young man. My advice to the outgoing delegate? Get over it and stop acting like a spoiled brat. You lost.

Hassan Giordano, Baltimore

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