As he hawks his first book, former Maryland governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R) has started work on a second, he said in an interview Friday.
Ehrlich, the state’s only Republican governor in a generation, is in the middle of a media blitz promoting “Turn This Car Around,” which draws anecdotal material from his time in Annapolis, as well as his tenure in Congress, to make the case for a “conservative, common-values majority.”
Ehrlich divulged little about his second book, only allowing that it will be “a lot about where the country is today” and will make the case for “a new American social contract.” He said he has written about 50 pages so far.
Ehrlich is unapologetic about his time in Annapolis in the pages of “Turn This Car Around.”
He stands by his assessment of multiculturalism as “bunk,” defends his “principled” decision to cut off two Baltimore Sun journalists and shares lessons from the national controversy prompted by his wife’s pronouncement that she would shoot pop star Britney Spears if she could.
Most of Ehrlich’s book-related interviews thus far have been with local outlets. He said he expects broader exposure in coming weeks.
“We’re going to do national press, run around the country a bit,” said Ehrlich, who lost his re-election bid in 2006 to Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) and was defeated in an attempted comeback in 2010.