...consider the priorities of the Chairman of the Board and CEO of the Baltimore Orioles.
Yes, Peter G. Angelos is busy insuring a successful future...for his law practice.
While browsing OpenSecrets.org to have a look at who's giving
campaign cash to whom...I took a glance at House Speaker Nancy
#1 on the her list of donors?
"Law Offices of Peter G. Angelos"
So far this cycle (2009-2010) the firm has accounted for $43,200 on Pelosi's campaign warchest. This is more than Johnson & Johnson ($17,100)...AFL-CIO ($10,000)...Microsoft ($11,000)...and the Teamsters ($10,000).
It's nice to know that while his team languishes 28-games out of first place (and it's mid-July, people)...Mr. Angelos can find the time (AND MONEY) to make sure he protects his vital interests. That is of course the profitability of his trail lawfirm.
It's been 13 long years since the last play-off appearance by the Orioles. (Thank you very little, Jeffrey Maier! By the way...do you and Steve Bartman get together for beers these days?)
But fear not!
Mr. Angelos is out scouting for the future...making sure Speaker Pelosi and the House Democrats know he's willing to go the extra mile for success...theirs and his.
And besides, everybody knows is easier (and FAR cheaper) to wield influence over Congress...than in the American League East.