We don't blame the governor for finding it a bit annoying that he must deal with a Maryland attorney general who is not in political or policy lock-step with him. The last Republican governor expressed a similar disdain, and both men can lay blame on the state constitution. But of all the issues to spur debate, protecting the Chesapeake Bay and Maryland's self-interests (including economic interests), should be a no-brainer. If Mr. Hogan is smart, he will sit down at his desk today and dash off a letter opposing the Obama administration's five-year lease plan. Sadly, he'll have missed the comment period (last Monday was the deadline), but at least he'll have demonstrated to residents of this state that he has their interests at heart.