From Delegate Pat McDonough:
Delegate Pat McDonough proclaimed he was now confident that his vote against extra funding for the Maryland Jockey Club with taxpayers’ money was the right decision. On the floor of the House of Delegates, while voting against the Governor’s legislation, McDonough made the comment, “You can’t fix stupid.” He was referring to what he considered to be the mismanagement of the Maryland Jockey Club, Pimlico Racecourse, and the Preakness.
The Jockey Club has introduced its latest promotion of the Preakness which features a part man/part horse creature named ‘Kegasus.’ Delegate McDonough said, “For the second year in a row, the Jockey Club has engaged in infantile, foolish antics promoting alcohol consumption and disgracing the good name of the Preakness and Maryland racing. Their mismanagement and lack of mature thinking have helped the decline of the industry and are now embarrassing this great sporting event’s image.”
Delegate McDonough concluded, “My vote against financial aid sends a clear message that we should not support stupidity with taxpayers’ handouts.”