Friday, January 22, 2010

King, Ali Battle over MPW Posts

The Gazette's Alan Brody has a nice article on Senator Nancy King (D-39) and Delegate Saqib Ali (D-39) brawling in part about a guest blog by Ali on MPW promoting a credit card in October. Ali's giveaway of a $50 gift card during his listening tour was also an issue. Here is Brody's great money quote from King:

King of Montgomery Village said the [credit card blog] incident is evidence Ali is not fit to be a senator.

"The guy is just desperate to have this Senate seat, and he'll go right up to the line and try anything he can," she said last week. "He is almost crazed that I got the seat in the first place, and he just can't give it up."
Your author is very surprised that King gave that kind of a quote on-the-record to a reporter. It reveals that Ali is successfully getting under her skin and will only encourage more misbehavior from him in the future.