O'Malley can't seem to build new slots parlors fast enough

October 06, 2012

Once again, our governor and band leader, Martin O'Malley, has Marylanders dancing to his play list.

Question 7, conceived at the 11th hour, sucker-punched all those people who worked honorably to allow gambling in our state.

Although Governor O'Malley opposed slot machines on moral grounds during the Ehrlich administration, now he can't build slots parlors fast enough. To ensure the referendum's passage he has tied his wants to table games that everyone wants. You can't manipulate table games like you can with slots.

I will vote against Question 7 and dance to "O'Malley's March" all the way to New Jersey, where slot payouts are higher and table games abundant.

Gotta go — the bus for Atlantic City leaves in an hour.

Dan Shannahan, Fullerton

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