from The Capital Opinion page 10/10/18.
Politics make strange bedfellows but gives us a good indication of who our politicians really are. Without overstating it, Steve Schuh picked some dubious bedfellows.
He continues supporting Councilman John Grasso, despite Grasso’s Islamophobic Facebook rants. Anyone paying attention knows that Grasso and Schuh have a contentious relationship, so much so that Grasso started this election cycle vying for county executive until Schuh stepped in and gave a $6,000 donation and an endorsement for state senator. No bigoted post will deter this endorsement apparently.
And what of Council Chairman Michael Peroutka? So much has been said about the former League of the South member, a councilman who was ousted by his own party this past primary. Schuh remained loyal to Peroutka supporting his candidacy through donation and endorsement, despite his ultra-conservative and extremist views on women, public schools, gay rights and abortion, even in cases of incest and rape.
Peroutka supported Roy Moore until the end. Schuh never disavowed Peroutka and even attended a fundraiser for Moore in September 2017.
Former County Executive Leopold’s conviction did not deter Schuh from appointing him to serve on the disability commission.
Schuh was a Maryland delegate for Donald Trump and attended his inauguration.
Schuh’s campaign slogan is “People Before Politics” and his own complimentary campaign could mislead an unsuspecting voter. Supporting these extremists, it’s hard to believe that “people” means everyone. Before heading to the ballot box, an examination of Schuh’s bedfellows is enough to make me and many voters look for a better alternative.
(Above picture – Steve Schuh and Roy Moore at Moore fundraiser in Annapolis and Peroutka campaign materials with endorsement from Steve Schuh.)