Nobody asked me, but if Gov. Larry Hogan thinks it's smart politics to thumb his nose at Baltimore legislative leaders when he proposes something for the city (closing down the old jail, proposing a new penal colony in its place, for instance), he's getting some bad advice. He ought to talk to the locals about such things first. You know, invite them over for cookies and a chat. That he didn't — and probably would have, had such a project had been proposed for, say, Anne Arundel County — smells of partisan politics and paternalism.