After what I wrote yesterday – Larry Hogan, “a businessman, not a politician”, filed for bankruptcy – I received a lot of feedback, and most of it wasn’t good for the Hogan campaign.
One long-time political observer penned the following note about Hogan’s claims of being “a businessman, not a politician”:
If Hogan can sell the “I’m not a politician” line, more power to him, I guess. Son of a former congressman and PG County exec. First served as a national convention delegate when he was the ripe old age of 20, and first ran for office in 1992 when he was 36. Served in Ehrlich’s Cabinet. What a crock!
More from that same correspondent regarding Hogan’s explanation for the bankruptcy:
The other thing is, his awesome business success was… selling real estate! And yet (he claims) he was blindsided by federal lending rules? And why was his mortgage called when his “friends” lost their banking jobs? Raises the question about whether it was some kind of sweetheart deal that wouldn’t hold water when the banks were taken over.
In addition to all of the web traffic, feedback, and buzz about yesterday’s post, Maryland Reporter gave it a prominent place in today’s state roundup.
Quinton is a native South Carolinian who has lived in Baltimore since 2006. He is a recent convert to the Catholic Church and is active in the Knights of Columbus. He has been involved in the pro-life movement nationally and locally since 2010.
Quinton is a veteran who served as an intelligence analyst in the Army National Guard. He is also an Eagle Scout.