Former Metro Advisory Board member Robert Smith has a column in tomorrow's Post about the Purple Line, detailing what he calls a "prolonged attempt" by Governor Ehrlich to stall the project, thus hiding the fact it has been severely underfunded, with all present and future available funds going to the InterCounty Connector.
There are two ways to look at this: One is that Governor Ehrlich has been revealed as a lying, incompetent scumbag who would sell away the future of Montgomery and Prince George's counties for a toll road whose benefits are at best dubious and negative effects to communities throughout the region glaringly obvious.
Another is that Smith, recently booted from the Metro Board by Governor Ehrlich for anti-gay remarks made while on a local TV show, is looking for a way to get back at him for challenging his Roman Catholic faith.
I pray that the former is true. It's fairly obvious that the InterCounty Connector will be difficult to fund, and Flanagan's retching about the difficulty of the Purple Line to build suggests there might be a lot more at stake here than a few trees.