ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Not even “The Cat in the Hat” can avoid Maryland’s debate on pension reform and education funding in the state Senate.

A Republican senator objected Wednesday to comments made from the Senate dais by the vice president of the Maryland State Education Association, during an event celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday that promotes reading.

With a person dressed as the Cat in the Hat standing beside her, Betty Weller recited a rhyme calling on lawmakers to “keep their promises.”  The association is leading a campaign to avoid budget cuts to education.

Sen. David Brinkley, R-Frederick, says it was inappropriate for the union to lobby from the dais on the Senate floor. Republican Joseph Getty, R-Carroll, supported Brinkley’s objection.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Comments (4)
  1. oscar arvelo says:

    Republicans object to almost everything & that is why they are the party of NO & minor southern states.

    1. eastern shore for seccession says:

      At least the Republicans show up for a vote, unlike the Wisconsin Democrats, when things don’t go thier way.

      Keep voting Democrat in Maryland and more of our jobs will leave to go to “minor southern states”. Virginia is laughing all of the way to the Bank. Travel across the Potomac on the Nice Bridge, the first sign on the other side is “Virginia – Open For Business”

    2. Herman Glimsher says:

      YOU’RE AN IDIOT!!!

  2. Herman Glimsher says:


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