For perhaps the best explication of the farce that is Baltimore City politics see this piece from the Winter 2001 issue of City Journal.
Einstein said that repeating the same action over again expecting different results is the definition of insanity. Yesterday proved that nothing has changed and nothing will unless the people of this city decide to end the cycle of patronage and corruption. So far I see no evidence that they are willing to do so.
"The fault dear Brutus is not in our stars, But in ourselves, that we are underlings"