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John S. Arnick
Ehrlich took slots plan and fumbled it for a loss

TO KEEP himself from looking like a complete legislative loser, Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. will now do what he thinks he does best. He will hit the road and talk directly to voters. He will exhibit his schoolboy charm. He will make himself available to the radio talk-show guys who already think he's swell. He will attempt to rewrite the story of the past 90 days for people who don't know the history of the last 20 minutes. He made slot machines the centerpiece of his first General Assembly session, and he bungled it so badly that he now licks his wounds and braces everybody for the worst. At the State House yesterday, Democrats used the language of catastrophe to describe the...

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