As I read through the piece by a columnist known for his sleuthing, I kept waiting for the dirt - he accused J.B. Van Hollen of plagiarism. But the dirt never really showed up.
A state agency incorporated parts of federal agency press releases in its own press releases. And the agencies were working jointly on anti-crime measures at the heart of the releases. I don't see the problem with that.
They're press releases, for one - not newspaper articles. And that makes an opening statement like "If Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen were a journalist, he'd be fired" seem rather over the top.
I felt as if I'd been promised an R-rated thriller only to get a G-rated Sunday afternoon matinee.