Mr. Busch says he “cannot recall a scandal of this scale” during his years in elected office, which is saying something given the number of Maryland elected and appointed officials who have been indicted, convicted (or pleaded guilty), sentenced to prison and/or forced to resign in disgrace since he arrived in the House of Delegates in 1987. But it may not be an exaggeration. The “Healthy Holly” sales inevitably raise suspicion in the public’s mind that UMMS was buying a pliant (and particularly influential) board member, that Mayor Pugh was profiting off the prestige of her office, or both. And that’s only the beginning of the questions related to UMMS. This scandal has badly damaged the public’s confidence, and to restore it we need resignations, and we need reforms, but most of all, we need the truth.