Finishing with the 'Strategic Partnership' theme I will remind everyone that this term originates from the decades of use by the military complex and the State Department in forming alliances that served corporate interests. What we are seeing now is an attempt to move that concept to a society level for the same purpose....except this time the corporate interest is all that is public.
I will speak more to the conference on 'The New Economy---Baltimore' tomorrow, but I did want to state that this is a concept having maybe 100 people statewide on board....that being Maryland's 1% plus those working with organizations affiliated with the movement .....who are there because they needed a job. So the same players were at the meeting held at the Federal Reserve Building with Wall Street's Mayor Bloomberg's staff as the guest of honor. We had Third Way politicians galore with O'Malley's staff, Rawlings-Blake's staff, Bloomberg's staff, and Johns Hopkins' staff....Baltimore's (Hopkins') Maggie McIntosh played her role as head cheerleader for this cast of characters with farm team Odette Ramos making an appearance.........the complete package of 'The New Economy' in Maryland.
So, the perfect example of extremes to which I referred above is starting my day with very bad vibes and ending it with very good vibes.........almost........until the very bad vibes literally beat back that shining light. I'm speaking of the book/author talk by Mark Shriver as he paid tribute to a truly great man, Sarge Shriver. Here is a Maryland family that gave everything to serving people and Mark had just delivered a heartfelt public talk about his relationship with this 'Good Man'....the name of the book.
Then, the morning suddenly revisits me when O'Malley comes into the auditorium at the end of this warm exchange, jumps onto the stage, and begins to throw a campaign promotion using Mark's father for his own personal gain. IT WAS ONE OF THE MOST COLD, SELF-SERVING THINGS I HAVE EVER WITNESSED. O'MALLEY IS A MAN WHO HAS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING ON HIS MIND EXCEPT AMBITION.......IT WAS A DISGRACE THAT I PERSONALLY WILL MAKE SURE GETS TO EVERY MEDIA OUTLET.
For those who missed the generation of Good Men, Sarge and Eunice Shriver developed REAL NON-PROFITS meant to provide good for those most in need. As Mark Shriver said very aptly..........his father saw a need and filled it not fearing the idea of 'Big Government'..........the mirror image of the Wall Street goodfellow that jumped on stage. Read "A Good Man' by Mark Shriver and VOTE YOUR THIRD WAY INCUMBENT OUT!!!