Washington County Delegation Chairman Christopher Shank this week said he and his colleagues faced a "moral quandary" when a Montgomery County lawmaker asked for their help in overriding one of the governor's vetoes.
Fortunately, the quandary sparked an epiphany, a moment of insight during which local lawmakers realized that it's sometimes better to do some horse-trading than it is to make enemies.
It didn't hurt that the issue wasn't one of statewide importance, nor did it have any moral or religious overtones.
It involved a bill to allow Montgomery County to install speed cameras - devices that photograph drivers exceeding the posted limit. Violators are then sent citations.
Gov. Robert Ehrlich vetoed the bill last year. That's odd, considering that it was not a statewide bill. If installing speed cameras upsets Montgomery County citizens, they can vote their local lawmakers out of office.