How stupid are the voters in Baltimore? Fritz will tell you
From Jazz Shaw at Hot Air: You Won’t Believe Who’s Leading The Race To Replace Baltimore’s Last Corrupt Mayor
When Baltimore’s previous mayor, Catherine Pugh left office, it was because she was preparing to do a three year stretch in prison for scamming nearly a million dollars out of various organizations using her self-published children’s books. She was replaced by City Council leader Jack Young, who has thus far been doing a competent and honest job by all accounts. Unfortunately, Young said from day one that he was only an interim mayor and he had no intention of running for a full term of his own. That means that a new election will be held this year to select the next mayor and the Democratic primary (which is pretty much the same as the general election because of the city’s overwhelming Democrat constituency) is coming up quickly.
At this point, it’s worth reminding everyone that Charm City has been on something of a bad luck streak in terms of mayors for several years now. Ever since Martin O’Malley left to become governor, it’s been all downhill from there. He was replaced by Sheila Dixon, who was forced out of office after being convicted of embezzlement. She was replaced by Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, who didn’t even bother trying for a second term after she let the city burn down around her during the Freddie Gray riots. (She’s now a campaign co-chair for Mike Bloomberg.) And she was followed by Ms. Pugh.
So who is currently leading in the polls to replace Jack Young as Baltimore’s next mayor? It’s none other than… Sheila Dixon. Yes, the same Sheila Dixon mentioned above who was convicted of embezzlement. And no… I’m not even kidding. (Baltimore Sun)
Former Mayor Sheila Dixon has opened up a slight lead in a crowded, competitive race to become Baltimore’s next mayor, a new poll for The Baltimore Sun, the University of Baltimore and WYPR shows.
Go read it all. This story illustrates an issue many ignore, voters who vote for people they KNOW are dishonest, crooked etc. Stuck on Stoopit!