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Monday, December 04, 2006

A New Day for Howard County

Tonight the new County Executive and County Council get sworn in. With the exception of Calvin Ball they are all new at their position, but I am extremely hopeful that this group of six incredibly smart representatives of the citizens of Howard County will be great advocates for the community's interests. They have just been given a solemn trust by the county's voters. I am impressed that our new County Executive Ken Ulman is starting off his administration by having his transition team hold a listening session for Howard County citizens to voice their thoughts on what his new administration should do. The listening session is this Wednesday at 7:30pm at the Banneker Room of the George Howard Building. I encourage everyone to go to it and share your thoughts.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I still can't believe that one the nation's richest counties would elect a 32 year old with no management experience (and debateable experience in general)

Why can't the County get someone qualified to run it?

11:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why can't people get over their own sour grapes?

9:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i am watching the installation on channel 70. ken was just sworn in, excuse me, I must go vomit...

sour grapes

9:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is sour grapes to continue to point out the ongoing resume questions?

I love how running his own law firm counts as management experience.

Newsflash: a lawyer is NEVER unemployed. He just says he is running his own law firm.

Maybe I could make a mint with "Don't Blame Me - I Voted for Merdon" stickers.

11:59 PM  
Blogger Evan said...

You know the election is over. I really do not think Ken's age is relevant. Let us see how he does.

Frankly I found Ken's speech interesting and would love to post it here for others to read if they missed it on cable.

2:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have to say that these anti-Ken Ulman rants are churlish, unfair and nasty. Basically, there are founded on innuendo and unsubstantiated gossip (and notice the author lacks the courage and decency to identify themselves). There is nothing wrong with critisizing Ken or any other elected offcial. But why not focus on Ken's actions (or failures to act if that is what comes to be) rather than this sillyness? Maybe its because the writers can't really find fault with Ken, but need to vent their frustration and embarrasment over their unambigious rejection by the voters?

(to be cross posted on fineline).

-Steve Fine

8:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wouldn't expect a Democratic party operative to say any different that Anon 8:41 just did.

I don't have an issue with Ken's age, just his disputed claims of experience. I also have an issue with his failure to release his official job descriptions.

This is Ken's record over the last 6 months. Self-aggrandizement and exaggeration (or was he actually 'Secretary of the Cabinet').

Let's see if it changes now that he must govern. Hopefully his father will continue to help him.

10:41 AM  
Blogger Evan said...

I agree with Steve Fine and I think it is not becoming of the anonymous posters to make such poor quality or attacks that lack any real substance. I figure this is the reason they choose to be anonymous. I really don't want to turn on the log on required feature, but if people cannot show the maturity to at least use a consistent pseudonym so that we can engage in honest dialog I might have to consider turning that feature on (or to say it another way "if you kids cannot start to behave I will have to turn this car around").

Oh, and I do think Ken is capable of being a great County Executive (and he has the experience to be). The real question is will he? I think he is off to a good start by having his transition team listen to the voters, though I think one of the first tests will be if he has swift follow through of his campaign promise not to allow the 22 story condo tower be built. Anyway, back to my point: Ken has the capability to be a great County Executive, but it is up to him and I am sure he knows he will be judged on his actions.

11:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree. It doesn't matter how he got elected. Even if fabricated or exaggerated his resume with fake titles like Cabinet Secretary and Clinton White House Staffer, he is the CE now. Deal with it.

6:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't see why it matters who makes the point. If you disagree, don't respond.

Has anyone actually shown that Ken Ulman has exaggerated his resume?

11:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't believe this is still getting press.

11:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Btw, he took down his bio that caused the controversy, so case closed.

11:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"resume-gate" still an issue? Wow!

8:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ulman no longer claims to have been secretary of the cabinet. He removed his old bio from his website Annie's now running fr higher office. This thread shod be removed so as not to appear as a current search result.

9:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ulman lost and now will have to get a real job, at least until he runs for governor (and loses) in 2018.

Voters realized Ulman was fake and sent him home.

9:44 AM  

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