Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Curry: "I have no plans to seek public office at this time."

Never mind.

Bill Curry has stated that he won't, in fact, be running for the Democratic nomination in the 5th congressional district this year, despite sending some mixed signals to Fred Lucas of the News-Times and others.

"I have no plans to seek public office at this time," he said. "But I don't feel as if I'm done with electoral politics. There's just a lot going on in my life right now that requires my attention."

Curry's denial came in response to an unusual challenge from Republican State Chairman George D. Gallo, who had insisted in a statement that the Democrat finally "come clean" about his political intentions. (Michak)

Curry's non-candidacy plus the departure of Paul Vance means that Sen. Chris Murphy, barring something unforseen, will be the nominee in a race that has already attacted national attention.

All three of the congressional seats held by Republicans in Connecticut are in play this year, according to election observers. Of those, only the 5th District isn't a rematch of an earlier race.

Source

Michak, Don. "Curry says there'll be no rematch with Johnson in 5th Congressional race." Journal-Inquirer 22 February, 2006.

30 comments:

Anonymous said...

Screenplay writer? This guy is such a phony!!!

Anonymous said...

He might not think he's done with electoral politics, but the citizens of this State seem to have made that decision for him!

Anonymous said...

how does this guy make a living? What a clown. Now he thinks he can channel his experience at failure into script form. Can anyone fathom how embarassingly self-congratulatory this screenplay will be? Or is it yet another classic Curry example of self-delusion for answering the embarassing question of "what have you been up to?" Again, how does he make a living? He's a politician who can't get elected and a writer who never writes. I bet he spends most of his time on the internet googling his own name.

Genghis Conn said...

I'm really looking forward to "Rowland! the Musical." Should be a classic.

Anonymous said...

Maybe Curry’s writing the sequel to bareback mountain and will offer his good friend Colin the feature role?

Anonymous said...

Hooray--

Now Murphy stands alone as the sacrificial lamb!

ThemDems said...

I for one think that a film regarding Connecticut's corruption would be very interestng. Who better to put together a production about corruption than Bill Curry? If it weren't for him Johnny might still be in office!!

It sounds to me as if you right-wingers are already taking calculated shots at him in the hopes of discrediting his work (does calling Hillary Clinton "angry" ring a bell?).

Bill Curry was right on the whole corruption thing with Rowland and you Republicans can't handle that. He is honest and hard working and cares about public policy...unlike your hero and your (not mine) President.

It's too bad that Curry isn't running for congress. I think it would be fun to watch him lead hearings on the Jack Abranoff scandal!

A Different Anonymous (No! Really!) said...

GC:

The show opens with Curry silhoutted on the Golden Dome, playing his fiddle, dancing slowly and singing, "Corruption! Corruption!"

Genghis Conn said...

Curry should be dressed as Cassandra, and mumble a lot.

Meanwhile, Rowland should have his pre-1990 moustache back, except it should now be a sort of Snidely Whiplash twirly deal.

Anonymous said...

"Colin, I can't get the smell of you off my shirt"

disgruntled_republican said...

I'll give the name of Rell's runningmate to the highest bidder...

Anonymous said...

I think Rell's campaign just put out a mailpiece saying the same thing...

Ding Dong said...

GC: Is the JI's site down, or is it me?

mod.dem.like.jfk said...

I can't wait to see the auditions for "Bill's Mom". She has the absolute greatest line in the show.

"Tell that John Rowland to stop picking on my Billy!"

Genghis Conn said...

Possible song list for "Rowland! the Musical":

Act the First: The 2002 Election

1. (Curry) The Corruption Song/Overture
2. (Rowland) It's Nice to Have Friends
3. (The Tomassos) Contractin'
4. (The Rowlands) Hot Tub of Love
5. (Barbara Kennelly) That Wascally Wowland
6. (Curry) Governor Me? ...Maybe.
7. (The Democrats) Oh, Great. It's Curry Again.
8. (Nancy Johnson & Jim Maloney) Incumbency Blues
9. (Curry) Mumbling is a Strategy
10. (Rowland) There's an Election?
11. (Jodi Rell) John Never Comes to Visit Anymore
12. (Rowland) Waterbury!
13. (Curry) Hey! Running for Governor Over Here!
14. (George Jepsen) Oops.
15. (The Democrats) We Really Need A New Candidate Next Time
15. (Curry) You Haven't Seen the Last of Me! Or Maybe You Have.

Act the Second: The Fall

1. (Curry) See, Didn't I Say?
2. (Rowland) Bring me the Heads of the Journal-Inquirer Editorial Staff!
3. (Richard Blumenthal) The Lawsuit Rumba
4. (The General Assembly) Shh! We're Taking a Nap
5. (Jodi Rell) People Are Watching My Cable Show!
6. (Curry) Hot Tubs and Indiscretions
7. (Rowland) I'm Really (Kind Of) Sorry
8. (Patty Rowland) Patricia's Yuletide Lament
9. (Rowland) I Said I Was Sorry!
10. (Curry) See, I Told You So
11. (The Democrats) We Are Very Pure (Someone Hide Newton)
12. (Rowland) This is Everyone's Fault But Mine
13. (Curry) Nyah, Nyah, Nyah!
14. (The Media) We Finally Found an Interesting Story
15. (Rowland) The Resignation Blues
16. (Jodi Rell) I Was Knitting the Whole Time
17. (Curry) See? See? See?
18. (Full Cast) The Campaign Finance Dance
19. (Curry) The Corruption Song/Finale

Proud Moderate Dem said...

one of the best scores would be newtown,ganim,rowland and giordanno performing jailhouse rock. and after curry wins an award for the musical he gives a sally field acceptance speech, 'you like me, you really really like me.'

Anonymous said...

Rowland's curtain call: "Sweet Home Waterbury," with apologies to Skynyrd ...

Anonymous said...

Rowland loves Waterbury but lives in West Hartford.

Anonymous said...

Don't forget Mrs. Curry's best line ever, "I HATE THEM!"

Anonymous said...

Hey, Johnny can't even afford to buy a house, and you think he should have moved back to Waterbury? Those movers charge by-the-mile.

Proud Moderate Dem said...

Rowland cant move back to waterbury, the car tax there is too high.

Anonymous said...

Genghis, you are a comic genius. Why don't YOU write a screenplay???

Proud Moderate Dem said...

CT Local Politics the musical, now theres an idea. open casting call for ctkeith.

Anonymous said...

The role of CT Keith wil be played by Tim Robbins. Understudy will be Barbara Boxer. Both have the necessary 'equipment.'

Genghis Conn said...

As long as Hugh Grant plays me...

Aldon Hynes said...

I hear their trying to get Rodney Dangerfield to play my part.

Anonymous said...

I'm holding out for George Clooney

BTW, I found a candidate who got fewer votes than Curry in the 5th CD...Martha Dean

ctkeith said...

There would have to be a Masquarade tune in this musical so all the Anonymous Cowards who claim to be Repubs or Moderate could continue to hide their identities.

Coward who claims to be Repub or Moderate said...

CTKeith,
How many times can you spin that message. What are you a small screen writer? (Law & Order ....)

Anonymous said...

He produces "Connecticut Local Politics/ LVU"

(Liberal Victims Unit)