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MARYLAND GOVERNOR NEEDS TO WAKE UP …

Next to Hillary Clinton, Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley is the Democratic Party’s top prospect for the 2016 presidential election.  In fact the hottest rumor inside the Beltway is that “Maryland’s Mob” (a.k.a. Nancy Pelosi, Steny Hoyer, O’Malley, Chris Van Hollen, et. al.) is working overtime to sabotage Clinton’s candidacy before it gets off the ground.

All so O’Malley can claim the Democratic nomination …

Against the backdrop of Clinton’s presumed coronation, O’Malley’s been keeping a busy 2016 schedule – with trips to early-voting Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina.

“O’Malley persists in behaving like a man who is actually running for president,” Matt Bai recently wrote for Yahoo! News . “So what exactly does he know ? or think he knows ? that the rest of us don’t?”

Good question …

If O’Malley is going to knock off Clinton, though, the uber liberal is going to have to wake up … and we don’t mean figuratively.

According to The (Maryland) Daily Record , O’Malley fell asleep during a Board of Public Works meeting over wetlands permits – which royally pissed off the people who showed up for the event.

“I’ve been asking for a meeting with the governor for months,” an activist who attended the event told the paper. “In lieu of that, I was given a meeting with his energy director. Finally I got the chance to look him in the eye. As I patiently explained to him why we were opposed to this, his eyelids dropped and he fell asleep. I don’t feel like he heard our message.”

Did O’Malley have a late night?  Local blogger Jeff Quinton has previously chronicled the Maryland governor’s nocturnal exploits, so it’s possible he was compensating for some after-hours fun.

Whatever the case, word to the wise: You can’t win votes if you’re passed out …