WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Group Accuses Gansler Of 'Swift-Boating' Brown In Maryland Gubernatorial Race

Play associated audio

A national veterans group claims that Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown is being "swift-boated" in his quest for the Democratic nomination for governor.

In a fundraising letter the group VoteVets.org claims that Attorney General Doug Gansler's comments this week are akin to the attacks that led to the term "swiftboating" being coined.

Speaking before the Tech Council of Maryland, Gansler noted Brown's campaign commercials focus on his time as a lawyer and in Iraq and not his time in office, to which Gansler said being governor "is a real job."

The attorney general later said his comments were in response to a question about Brown's role in Maryland's failed health care exchange website, and that he respects Brown's service in Iraq.

Swift-boating became part of the political lexicon after a group attacked 2004 Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry's service in Vietnam, which included time serving on swift boats.


'BFG' Is A 'Delumptious' Pairing Of A Happy Child And A Radiant Old Soul

Steven Spielberg's latest movie is an adaptation of Roald Dahl's 1982 children's book about a big friendly giant. Critic David Edelstein says the BFG is "pure joy" — especially in its second half.

Amid Craft Brewery Boom, Some Worry About A Bubble — But Most Just Fear Foam

Fueled by customers' unquenchable thirst for the next great flavor note, the craft beer industry has exploded like a poorly fermented bottle of home brew.

On A Tight Travel Budget? You'll Appreciate This Year's July 4th Bargains

Record numbers of Americans are expected to be traveling over the long holiday weekend. Both gasoline prices and air fares are down from 2015, making holiday trips more affordable for millions.

After Deadly Crash, Safety Officials Will Examine Tesla's Autopilot Mode

The fatal crash of a Model S that was in autopilot when it collided with a truck in Florida is prompting a preliminary evaluation of the feature by the National Highway Transportation Safety Board.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.