Skip to comments.O'Malley Blames GOP Plot For Rumors (MD GOVERNOR'S AID FIRED FOR FREE REPUBLIC POSTS)
Posted on 02/08/2005 8:34:15 PM PST by crushkerry
Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley yesterday accused agents of Maryland Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s administration of spreading false rumors that he had an extramarital affair, and Ehrlich responded hours later by dismissing a longtime employee.
The mayor, a Democrat considering a bid for governor in 2006, said he believes that the widespread and persistent rumors were part of a "concerted and orchestrated and sustained" effort and called on the Republican governor to apologize to his wife and children. "I don't think any of us run for office expecting that this sort of hurt will be heaped on our kids or our spouses," O'Malley said.
Ehrlich said an apology was premature and denied any personal involvement in spreading the rumor. He then asked for and received the resignation of Joseph Steffen, a longtime aide working in state government. Steffen confirmed yesterday that he had discussed the rumor on a popular conservative Web site and in private e-mails, which were given to The Washington Post.
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"Steffen discussed the rumors on the conservative Web site FreeRepublic.com during the summer of 2004. He posted them under the name NCPAC, a reference to one of his early employers, the National Conservative Political Action Committee."
That was cool......
That was cool......
Get the crack CBS investigative team on this... Mary Mapes, Lucy Ramirez.. Dan "bloodhound" Rather, should be available in March.
just a courtesy
They even put an active link to FR in the body of the article. I haven't seen that done before. Post have it out for us?
How in the world did they find out he was NCPAC?
Wow ..... she's no Monica .... VERY attractive!
In general those guys are bloodless, sexless and don't turn your backs on them a second.
So, never believe it when someone says one of them had an extracurricular affair, or whatever. Never happens. Can't!
That would be nice to know, huh?
It's hard to find any Republican politician nowadays who makes a habit of doing the right thing. If Gov. Ehrlich runs for the WH in 2008, he can count on my support.
Yes, just as I've always wondered how they outted Buckhead.
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