Did the Maryland taxpayers pay the salaries of those Republican legislators from western Maryland when they drafted a letter asking West Virginia to absorb Maryland’s three westernmost counties? Did they really think that such a proposal had any chance of being adopted?
Was that a worthwhile investment of their time and budgets? Are there no more important issues to work on?
Of course, maybe if the Democratic majority in the Maryland Legislature hadn’t gerrymandered their Congressional representative out of a job, they would have felt more loyalty to the state.
Aren’t our elected representatives supposed to represent the interests of all their citizens, and not just those who will vote for them in the party primary?