Martin O?Malley demonstrated as a great mayor of Baltimore that he will be a great governor of California ? ahh! ? I do feel as if I am at home! A great governor of Maryland, let?s hear it for that.?
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a California Democrat
Cut her some slack already. During the governor?s swearing-in ceremony in Annapolis yesterday, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi referred to Martin O?Malley as the new governor of California. It?s a common mistake, confusing Maryland and California. Just look at the glaring similarities:
Maryland: Look way right.* 42nd largest state in the union. Shaped like chewed table scraps from other states.
California: Look way left. Most populous and third-largest state. Shaped exactly like the state of California.
Maryland: Oceanfront (Atlantic)
California: Oceanfront (Pacific)
Maryland: Gave us Spiro T. Agnew
California: Gave us Richard M. Nixon
Maryland: Hunt Valley
California: Silicon Valley
Maryland: Scenic bridge over bay (Chesapeake Bay Bridge)
California: Scenic bridge over bay (Golden Gate)
Maryland: Strangely dressed people at HonFest
California: Barely dressed people in Venice
Maryland: Fans paint faces for 13-3 team (Ravens)
California: Fans paint faces for 2-14 team (Raiders)
*(Some would argue both states are way left.)