Pity the poor, overly sensitive General Assembly members aghast at Gov. Larry Hogan's characterization of them as childish, frat-boy spring-breakers ("Hogan's 'spring break' comments insulting to public, not legislators," Feb. 23).
How else would they describe themselves? Certainly not as serious legislators working to better the lives of all Marylanders. (Don't laugh.)
No, as they have done before, the legislature's sole reason for breathing Annapolis air seems to be to embarrass and frustrate any Republican governor by refuting his sensible actions or any legislation he may propose. At the same time they try to strip him of certain regulative authority the governor has traditionally had here. In Maryland, this is typical Democratic behavior, as they are the veto-proof majority in the legislature and almost always control the governorship, too.
But they don't right now, and they're upset. And look how they're acting. And who can blame them? What would you do if your Democratic frat house leaders were bullies like House Speaker Michael E. Busch and Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller?
They are great whiners, and you always have to do exactly what those two tell you to, no matter what, because you fear their stern reprimand and possible reprisal?
Of course you would pout and act like a perpetually embarrassed teenager; then, as ordered, you go holler at the governor. And then tell us how misunderstood you are.
I think the governor's assessment of the Democratic legislature is actually high praise.
Bernard Haske, Catonsville