Dan Bice digs up...nothing


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.