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FOP and “pretty boy Matt”

Proving once again that politics makes strange bedfellows –


And police officers would celebrate the election of a Public Defender why???

For those of you who haven’t picked up this week’s issue of Folio, you can read their piece on “pretty boy Matt” here.


*Hat tip to Tia Mitchell at the TU for posting the invite on her political blog.


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  1. […] Shirk has an upcoming party. He’s been “unavailable” for media interviews, but his grand celebration (sponsored by the Fraternal Order of Police–go figure!) is upcoming. If you’d like to […]

  2. Bill says:

    We are talking about Shirk’s support by the FOP, but lest we forget that Bill White, Shirk’s opponent, was supported by all 3 Sheriff’s of the counties in the 4th Circuit. Also, Bill White was right there begging for the FOP support as well. The fact is, the FOP support for ANY election is necessary to win in this circuit. Bill White lost the support and lost the election.

  3. Bob says:

    I dont think the support is the issue. It is the level of association, I would imagine that White would have had the good sense not to have a big ol’ bash at Nelson Cubas house.

    As for White “begging” for support, lets assume that he got the support of the FOP, it would have been among the endorsement of other community luminaries, defense attorneys, etc. That would have shown broad community support. Whereas when Mr. Shirk received his FOP endorsement, he was able to hang it alongside, Ms Corey, Lake Ray and a former Ambassador to the Bahamas. It was all Shirk had, therefore, yes, his association with the FOP is something that would be questioned. No one in their right mind would ever think that about Mr White because he has an extensive history to draw from.

    Context is important.

  4. […] leave a comment » Is it just me or does anyone else find it odd that Angela Corey was sworn in at midnight?  Of course, I guess it’s no weirder than having the Fraternal Order of Police throw the Public Defender a swearing in party. […]

  5. Strange says:

    Very strange. We are hearing that Matt is not visible much at the PDO. Mallett is running the show. When is it that a temporary employee tells legal professional men and women what to do?

  6. Jose says:

    You got a problem with that?

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