Thursday, May 26, 2005

Washington Post calls Duncan a 'loser' . . .

In a May 26 news story, the Washington Post called Montgomery County Executive Doug Duncan a "loser" in the FY2006 budget fight.

By "failing to make any effort to adhere to the charter limit in a year when the county is flush with additional revenue, Duncan opened himself up to charges he was asking county taxpayers to underwrite his campaign for governor," the Post reported.

"And by not speaking out in support of his budget until the final weeks, some say he missed an opportunity to demonstrate the leadership skills he says he plans to highlight in his bid for governor. One bright spot for Duncan, however, is that most Maryland voters weren't paying attention to Montgomery's budget debate. Next year could be different."