Friday, March 21, 2008

Don't Be That Guy

From the Sun

Walter C. Abbott Jr. has sent e-mails from time to time to the governor and state legislators complaining about losing construction work to illegal immigrants.

He never received anything but a form-letter type response. This week, the 44-year-old Parkville man added something extra to his e-mail: a threat to strangle Gov. Martin O'Malley.

Within five hours, three Maryland state troopers responded to the e-mail. Abbott was arrested Tuesday and charged with threatening a public official. He was being held Thursday night at the Baltimore County Detention Center on $2 million bail.


H/T O’Malley Watch

While it is certainly inappropriate and reprehensible to level a threat at the Governor, or any other politician for that matter, it is apparently acceptable for the Governor (then mayor) to threaten people.


Gunpowder Chronicler said...


No offense, but if that guy is REALLY a drywall hanger and is only pulling in $22k a year, there is something wrong. Really wrong.

Good drywall hangers are hard to find, and they can do pretty well by themselves.

Daniel said...

For the moment, consider the possibility that $22K income for this individual is true enough.

Then consider losing that income to someone that does it - cheaper (???!) and perhaps even under the table.

Would an employer care?

It seems that also the state doesn't.

We are doomed, if this is indeed the case.

Anonymous said...

The Abbott Defense Fund
c/o Arthur M. Frank, Esquire
Suite 100
341 N. Calvert Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21202

Please make checks payable to "Abbott Defense Fund". Please
note that these contributions are, unfortunately, not tax deductible. Everyone's help is appreciated.