This is a Charles County Delegation bill -- empowering the county government to manage its own roads. In the General Assembly, usually members give great deference to local bills -- figuring their colleagues from those counties know what those jurisdictions want better than they do. It should be noted that Harford County has local bills too, for which its delegation expects deference from Charles County lawmakers, even if they all happen to be Democrats.

Maybe the lawmakers who were the butt of Szeliga's jabs will take it all in a spirit of fun. But it's also possible that on the last day of session, any of Szeliga's bill that are still pending could become the target of endless delaying motions designed to ensure their demise. The punch line of Szeliga's joke would then be Szeliga herself.