Governor Jack Markell held a “roundtable” for “Delaware Bloggers” Tuesday morning in Newark. It would be better said “liberal Delaware bloggers from New Castle County”. Strangely enough the Governor decided to “preach to the choir”, ignoring Kent and Sussex bloggers and conservative New Castle County bloggers. Well why would wouldn’t you want to speak to anyone from Smyrna to the Mason-Dixon Line? Shame on you Jack. And I thought we were tight:
You know I like coffee too. Here is an idea. I would like to invite you to Laurel for a cup of coffee at the Laurel Dutch Inn. It’s not Starbucks but it’s good enough for our time together. Heck, I will even pick up the tap for you (your staff will have to cover their own bill, I’m not made of money). Rep. Lee pays a visit there most mornings, so we would have some company. Senator Venables might stop by. I’m sure we would be joined by some lower Delaware bloggers such as the team at DelawarePolitics.net, as well as Brian at The Mourning Constitution and Howard from Delmar Dustpan.
More than likely we will talk about sports betting and casinos. We will talk about school consolidation. We will talk about the budget. Certainly the others joining us will have some questions. It won’t be easy but I am sure you’ve got the strength to handle whatever we throw at you.
The former governor referred to southern Delaware as “hostile territory.” I can assure you that we are not a hostile bunch but we won’t ask the easy questions.
Governor, I have a job so realize that I will be not only buying your coffee but also taking some vacation hours from work to spend time with you. Regardless I am willing to invest that time so we can talk.
You have been to Laurel to help launch Barb Hudson‘s campaign for the Representative in the 40th District. Come on down and see us again sometime soon.