Well, well, well, The Sun has reported that the first "gaffe" in the governor's race came when Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler was secretly recorded (surely not by someone involved with the Brown campaign, wink, wink) telling supporters that Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown is basically running on his race alone because he has "accomplished little" while serving as lieutenant governor. ("Gansler's gaffe," Aug. 14).
I believe the actual quote was, "Mr Steele brings little to the table besides the color of his skin." Of course, it wasn't considered a "gaffe" by all the Democrats when The Sun said that about Mr Steele, because he was viewed by them as a black Republican "token" and therefore couldn't possibly have an original thought in his head. Now, it's quite a different reaction from the Democrats when the race card is played by one of their own against one of their own.
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Let the mud slinging begin. This could be fun to watch going forward.
Mark Wilson, Fallston