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Thursday, July 06, 2006

Kinda Young

I don't know much about Kristen Cox, so this really isn't about her, but at 36, is Bob Ehrlich really telling us that he thinks that she's the most experienced, capable person to run the state of Maryland if he quits, etc.?

It reminds me of the look of surprise on the faces of people at a meeting last year to pick a replacement for Delegate Hurson (D18) when a 23 or 24 year old made the case for his candidacy (in the company of candidates who had been working with policy and politics longer than he had been alive) saying that he was the most experienced candidate.

I guess they're not really saying that she's the most experienced or necessarily the most capable of being Governor, but that the candidate's other assets are more important. Hmmm.