Longtime Baltimore Sun political reporter and columnist Laura Vozzella (left), who is leaving the paper to take a job at The Washington Post, had her last column today—and it's a doozy.
In her farewell, Vozzella "thanks" many of the people she has covered over the years, poking fun at their missteps. She thanks former mayor Sheila Dixon "for your passion for furs, Jimmy Choos and a married man doing business with the city," and current mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake for "her Cleopatra wig phase," among other things. Governor Martin O'Malley, former Governor Robert Ehrlich, and dozens of other local officials and personalities also get some backhand appreciation.
At least one recipient of Vozzella's "gratitude" has already fired back—and Baltimore magazine is peripherally involved! How exciting!
In the column, Vozzella thanks...