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IN OTHER WORDS: Silence not golden for Cuccinelli, Bolling
Virginia Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II and Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling will likely find themselves on the opposite sides of a debate stage at least once or twice as the 2013 gubernatorial contest eventually grinds into gear.
But until then, they could very well be completely incommunicado. At least, they have been since Mr. Cuccinelli announced he was going to run early last month.
“We do not have regular meetings and we speak when we need to, and the need has not risen,” Mr. Bolling told reporters last week.
“I’ve [spoken] with people in his office; they’re obviously defending me in this case,” Mr. Bolling noted.
Mr. Cuccinelli, appearing on “The Politics Hour” on WAMU-FM Friday, was characteristically blunt about the situation.
“He wouldn’t return my calls,” he said.
The attorney general said he was “very effectively” defending the lieutenant governor in the lawsuit and that the way for him to make his client most comfortable is to not “get in his face” and insist that he personally take the case.
But host Kojo Nnamdi asked would it be fair to say that Mr. Bolling’s not speaking to him at this time?
“That would be accurate,” he said.
O’Malley Paints the Town Purple
Football fever spread throughout Maryland last week, as Gov. Martin O'Malley threw his support behind the NFL’s Baltimore Ravens in celebration of their divisional title and resulting playoff berth.
Mr. O'Malley, a Democrat, announced last week that the state will go full-out in honoring the Ravens, as they prepare to host a divisional-round playoff game on Sunday.
Workers will illuminate the governor’s mansion in Annapolis and a state office building in Baltimore with purple lights throughout the week, and Friday will be “Purple Friday,” a day on which state employees will be encouraged to “dress down in support of the Ravens and wear their team gear to work.”
Several state websites will also be “draped in Ravens purple” in the lead-up to the game.
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