It is good to see a Democrat — Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot — who does not pay homage to the tax and spend (as much as they can get away with) economic philosophy of the left ("Franchot drifts right," Dec. 26).

Hopefully, he is keeping our alabaster nanny, Gov. Martin O'Malley, awake at nights. Common sense (and not political vote buying) has to prevail at some point.

Lyle Rescott, Marriottsville