In notes on Maryland campaigns in today's Post, U.S. House Minority Whip (not Leader yet, as the Post wrote) said defended the potential diversity of the Democratic ticket, even as he backed Senate candidate, Rep. Ben Cardin. In particular he focused on LG candidate/O'Malley running mate state Del. Anthony Brown, saying "I am really outraged at the press's treatment of Anthony Brown. Anthony Brown is not a potted plant. This is not some throwaway guy." Powerful words.