Rep. Elijah Cummings (D, MD) ‘proud’ to join convicted thief.

I have the pleasure – loosely defined – of being in Rep. Elijah Cummings’ Congressional District; and I have somehow found myself on his political spam list. Today I got an email that included this:

On September 23rd, I was proud to join Principal Joy Savage, Commandant of the Coast Guard, Admiral Thad Allen, Mayor Sheila Dixon, Former Congresswoman Helen Bentley and State Senator Nathaniel McFadden (with students) to celebrate the grand opening of the new Maritime Industries Academy in Baltimore.

Sheila Dixon, Sheila Dixon, Sheila Dixon: where have I heard that name before?

Baltimore mayor convicted of 1 gift card charge
By DAVID DISHNEAU (AP) – 45 minutes ago

BALTIMORE — Baltimore’s mayor was convicted Tuesday on a single charge of taking gift cards from a program intended for the city’s poor children and using them to buy electronics, including an Xbox video game system.

The misdemeanor charge could eventually lead to Sheila Dixon’s removal from office, but she said after the verdict she would return to City Hall and her attorneys said they would begin an appeal.

Ah, yes. That Sheila Dixon.  Personally, if I ended up sharing a podium with a woman who was about to get convicted of stealing from children, I’d not bring it to anyone’s attention: but then, Democratic politicians have their little ways, no?

Moe Lane