Julius Henson, the man at the center of the unfolding robocall scandal, apparently likes to talk to the media - even when he probably would do himself more of a service by remaining quiet.
He gave an impromptu press conference yesterday afternoon as he awaited the arrival of state investigators probing the "Relax" call scandal. WJZ filed a report last night.
Here are a few excerpts:
"'I'm on the Bob Ehrlich team,' Henson said. 'We thought a call like that would help, and we made the call.'"
"Henson would not say what key members of the Ehrlich camp knew of the call and its wording. 'I'm not going to throw Bob Ehrlich or Bob Ehrlich's team under the bus,' he said. 'It was a decision that was made in the heat of the campaign.'"
So reading between the lines of Henson's remarks, the call was the result of a "decision" involving Ehrlich's aides. If he acted unilaterally, there would be no risk of throwing anyone else "under the bus."
Henson states that Bob Ehrlich "probably" did not know about the call, but does not exempt from responsibility the campaign's two principal decision-makers.
This is going to be an interesting situation to watch unfold.