If Democratic leaders in the Maryland General Assembly are intent on proving they're motivated only by partisan politics, they are doing a good job.
As the legislature heads toward adjournment, they need to spend their time on real issues instead of political spats.
The latest bit of silliness surfaced this week when Del. Kumar Barve, D-Montgomery, introduced a bill that would force Republican Gov. Robert Ehrlich to admit that he initiated an increase in auto registration renewal fees.
Ehrlich did push for the increase and the legislature approved it, because it would bring in more than $100 million to deal with backlogged road projects across the state.
What irked Barve was when the notices went out, they contained a statement saying, "The Maryland General Assembly has approved a fee increase for vehicle registrations."