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Feud of the Year: Marc Elrich vs. Larry Hogan

“Offended.” “Disgusted.” “Outrageous.” “A waste of time.” “A total abdication of responsibility.” “It’s understandable that he’s lashing out.” When two people use such terms in a back-and-forth exchange, it’s a good sign that they aren’t going to spend Thanksgiving together (unless they are related). In this case, the words were used by Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich and Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan. Elrich and Hogan are two very different people with different agendas, so they were never going to be buddies. But here’s something to remember about politics: There will always be times when you have to cultivate civil relationships with people you don’t particularly like, because they might have something you need. If you can’t do that, you probably shouldn’t become a politician. Given their mutual history of fang-dripping venom, don’t expect such civility between Elrich and Hogan anytime soon.