Reilly Blurs the Line

Senator Ed Reilly’s new mailer really blurs the line between fact and fiction:
Reilly Mailing Rec’d 20100821

This is one of the most deceiving lit pieces I’ve ever. It implies that Delegate James King was using taxpayer fund to charter buses to send legislators to his bar. The article from the Baltimore Sun helpfully points out that the buses in question were not paid at taxpayer expense:
King Baltimore Sun Article 20070211

So what is the truth behind Delegate King’s legislative nights at the Rockfish? King launched a “legislative nights” program at Rockfish in Annapolis on Monday nights during his first year in session. King made several investments, including chartering a bus at his own expense to attract business to Rockfish from the session. The fact of the matter is and the fact that the Sun article makes crystal clear is that Delegate King paid for the bus as a business investment for his own businesses.

Are we to imply for this mailing that Ed Reilly is against small businesses owners trying to grow their businesses? Who knows, but that certainly what it seems like to me.

The whole theme of Reilly’s piece is to imply that James King is a crook and used his official position to charter the bus. It’s disgraceful and it is wrong; Ed Reilly owes James King an apology for this.

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