Wrong Choice for Governor

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Thursday, October 26, 2006

As a high school senior, I was appalled that The Post endorsed Maryland Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R) for reelection [editorial, Oct. 25].

If I am to attend the University of Maryland next year, my family will have to pay about $18,000 for tuition, room and board. Tuition at some campuses has increased 40 percent during Mr. Ehrlich's term in office.

Has Mr. Ehrlich really raised funds by "breaking with his party's knee-jerk anti-tax orthodoxy," or has he exhibited a virulent disregard for Maryland's working families in his scramble to appear fiscally responsible?

BEN SHNIDER

Kensington

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What was the Post editorial board thinking in endorsing Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. for reelection based on his environmental record?

The Maryland League of Conservation Voters gave Mr. Ehrlich a grade of D for his record on issues such as air quality and smart growth. Mr. Ehrlich has been no friend of state parks, dismantling the ranger system and failing to repair damage from Hurricane Isabel three years ago. And don't forget that Mr. Ehrlich attempted to secretly sell parkland to developers -- and then waged a campaign of retaliation against the reporter who broke the story.

How can The Post possibly consider this good stewardship of the land or of state government?

MARTHA K. JOHNSTON

Baltimore


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