Correction: Mayor O'Malley Wants to Thank FR Poster who Staged a Conspiracy against Himself with information about an Affair against his Wife.
You are absolutely right. I think the proximity to DC is partly responsible for the slickness and sophistication of Demonrat corruption in MD. Slander and dirty tricks are standard practice in MD, more than the strong-arm tactics of some other Demon strongholds. These scum have corrupted everything, including law enforcement and the judiciary. For example, the State Prosecutor, who is supposed to fight corruption, was used by the Demons to prosecute whistleblower Linda Tripp.