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Who's qualified to be Maryland's next governor? No one! [Letter]

Executive BranchMartin O'MalleyAnthony Brown

Let's see if I have this straight: With Martin O'Malley as governor, Maryland managed to squander some $125 million federal dollars on a health exchange website that does not work ("Md. votes to adopt health exchange software used in Connecticut," April 2).

The governor has admitted that. Now, we are going to spend about $50 million to copycat off Connecticut's software because of the success of their website ?

Regardless of who is at fault, is this the best leadership we can expect from our elected officials and their appointees? Do any of them really expect to be re-elected or re-appointed?

Thanks to term limits, I don't have to be concerned about choosing between Martin O'Malley and someone else to be the next governor. I am concerned about Mr. O'Malley taking his abilities and capabilities to Washington, however, given his decision to put Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown in charge of Maryland's health exchange.

I've seen all I care to about Mr. Brown's qualifications to lead the state going forward, and he will not be receiving my vote. At this time, I don't see anyone among the possible Republican contenders who may be qualified to be the next governor.

Perhaps we need to find a way to put what's left of Maryland on autopilot until we can develop or draft qualified persons to be the state's leaders.

K. Cooper, Baltimore

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