I have many qualifications to opine on the announcement of Senator Sarbanes that he will not run for re-election in 2006, to wit:
- I live in Maryland.
- I have a blog.
Given Maryland's history of corruption (remember Spiro Agnew and Marvin Mandel?), this statement from a "longtime Maryland Democratic operative" should be reserved for Sarbanes's tombstone: "He never embarrassed us."