If you recall, back in August of 2008, the PG County Mayor’s house was raided after an insane mix-up of sorts (See my original posts here: https://sheilafaulstich.wordpress.com/2008/08/08/pg-county-mayor-raided-and-dogs-killed/ and here: https://sheilafaulstich.wordpress.com/2008/08/10/update-pg-county-mayor-cleared-still-no-apology/)

As stories like this go, a few years go by and the story is seemingly forgotten about. However, today I saw this article online: http://washingtonexaminer.com/local/maryland/2011/01/md-mayor-settling-suit-after-swat-shoots-his-dogs

Im glad that the case was settled, even though it is the taxpayers that will eventually be paying this settlement since he filed suit against Prince George’s County, MD. I am also pleased to hear that part of this settlement will go to reforming SWAT teams and their practices. Hopefully a program of this nature will be put into action all across the country and we will stop hearing about cases like this.

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I realize that my opinions really bug people….but sometimes you have to look beyond who you call your friends. This is no exception within the confines of Maryland.

Ive been on both sides of the political aisle….as first, a registered democrat and later, a registered Republican. Ive pretty much seen smears from both sides. Im ashamed to say that at one time, Ive probably done some of the same. In retrospect, I realize my faults and have learned how hypocritical I may have acted.

In order for you to get where Im coming from, first an example of political hypocrisy.

Here is a blatant example  – When George Bush won the Presidency, there were democrats who screamed that he stole the election and claimed-Bush is NOT my President.

This seems like totally bizarre behavior coming from those who are supposedly adults.

Republicans were astonished that these people seemed oblivious to the fact, that George Bush was proclaimed to be the winner, whether they liked him or not. — Cut to the election of Barack Obama….He was elected the President of our country, whether there were some who agreed with him or not. AND, as in the last election, outcries of -He is NOT our President came from those who were previously astonished about similar statements when Bush was elected.

Hypocritical……yes.

If youre still here….here is a local example of political hypocrisy

Cut to my point: Yesterday the following article was posted on facebook regarding Mike Miller and Kathy Szeliga.  http://www.examiner.com/x-9345-Baltimore-County-Republican-Examiner~y2010m2d26-Mike-Miller-backs-down-from-call-for-Kathy-Szeliga-resignation-after-reaching-agreement

I wont bore you with what is contained in this article, and you can read it for yourself, but I find it horribly hypocritical that Republicans are attempting to sidestep campaign rules for the sake of supporting a possible candidate who just so happens to be on staff for a local MD Senator. Information is given about how to contact her once her website is taken down….

My question remains…..If this were a democrat doing such things, wouldnt the party be on attack mode? Lets be honest now….

First, if you live in MD, county-by county results are available at the above link. I am actually amazed at how red MD is.  http://www.usatoday.com/news/politics/election2008/md.htm

Any surprises?