Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Put Up Your Dukes!

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the Woman’s Club of Chevy Chase for a night of the best in political entertainment!

In the red corner, standing at five feet, eight inches and weighing in at 145 pounds, originally from Buffalo, New York and now fighting out of Takoma Park, Maryland… with a record of one win, no defeats and one disqualification… Maryland’s Secretary of Labor, Thomas E. Perez! (The crowd goes wild.)

And in the blue corner, standing at six feet even and weighing in at 175 pounds, originally from New Haven, Connecticut and now also fighting out of Takoma Park, Maryland… with a record of six wins and no defeats… Maryland’s Comptroller, Peter V. Franchot! (And the crowd goes wild.)

Wouldn’t this be great? Well, it won’t happen exactly in this fashion, but Carole Brand advises us that the Secretary of Labor and the Comptroller will be holding a public debate on slots. Courtesy of Ms. Brand, here are the details:

Wednesday, September 10 Forum on Slots

As you know, the November election will bring to the ballot a referendum on expanding slot machines in the state of Maryland. This proposal has evoked strong arguments for and against it, and the Woman's Suburban Democratic Club of Montgomery County is hosting this forum to help you explore this issue and its implications for our state.

Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot will take the anti-slots position, and Maryland Secretary of Labor Tom Perez will take the pro-slots position. Bruce De Puyt of News Channel 8 will moderate the discussion.

The forum is free of charge and open to all. Questions will be taken from the audience.

Date: Wednesday, September 10, 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.

Place: Woman's Club of Chevy Chase
7931 Connecticut Avenue
Chevy Chase, Maryland

Contact Carole Brand,