The Post’s endorsement of Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown to be the state’s next governor [“For Md. Governor,” editorial, May 11] paradoxically offered a number of reasons why Mr. Brown should not be governor. The other Democratic candidates, Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler and Del. Heather R. Mizeur (Montgomery), arouse no enthusiasm either.

In particular, the editorial noted that Mr. Brown has flubbed his role of presiding over the construction of Maryland’s disastrous health-insurance exchange. Is it The Post’s view, like that of so many government entities, that when an employee screws up, he should be promoted? The Post also opined that Mr. Brown, a member of the hostile-toward-business Democratic status quo, is the best candidate to attract employers and retain jobs.

If ever there was a need to beef up the GOP in Maryland to field electable Republican candidates, The Post has stated it. Without tension between political parties in Maryland, there is little about which to be excited. There is nothing “curious,” as The Post put it, about the public’s speechless apathy toward Maryland Democratic political candidates who come from the same monochromatic pool of tax-and-spenders, social engineers and do-gooders whose policies dare not offend large, union-dominated voting blocs of liberal Democrats. Such a “political palette” does not make for good government.

John K. Lambert, Silver Spring