Thursday, March 30, 2006

Open Forum

There's a story about a young woman, Jennifer Ripley Heintz, who wants to run for mayor of Hartford in 2007. I like her, if only because she realizes that the "Come to Hartford. I Swear it's Fun" billboard is amazingly stupid.

Lisa Moody has a deputy.

DeStefano and Malloy debated last night in North Haven.

And yes, Corky Mazurek is indeed out.

What else is happening today?

92 comments:

Anonymous said...

How about, "come to Hartford. Your paycheck's here already."

Middletowner said...

What else is happening today? Barack Obama is in Hartford today for the CT Dem Party's JJB Dinner --- isn't that fun?

Genghis Conn said...

Ah, you're right. I'd forgotten the JJB. The dinner is named for Presidents Jefferson and Jackson, as well as longtime Connecticut political boss John Bailey. Here's a short biography of Bailey, who was by any measure a political giant.

Bailey's daughter, by the way, was Barbara Kennelly.

Anonymous said...

the DC 'insiders' paper The Hill ran a story yesterday on the Johnson-Murphy race


The Hill

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't have said this a week ago, but Murphy CAN win. He has got a MACHINE! The squirrels, in their own odd way, prove that. Money is important, but organization trumps it. If he does everything right, and the national sentiment wanes on Rs... he may find The Perfect Storm this fall. Damn.

Scarce said...

Joseph Lieberman, himself an accomplished Connecticut politician, aptly entitled his biography of John M. Bailey, The Power Broker. For it was the role of the behind-the-scenes strategist—who picked candidates, distributed patronage, selected issues, and enforced party discipline—that defined Bailey's life. As Connecticut Democratic party chairman for almost thirty years, from 1946 until his death in 1975, and as national Democratic party chairman from 1961 to 1968, Bailey acted as the complete political boss.

From Salon,
Thursday night Joe Lieberman will be in an honored place at the Connecticut Democratic Party's annual fundraising dinner in Hartford with his Senate colleague Barack Obama as the guest speaker. Ned Lamont, who will be seated at the same table with Jim Dean, expects to be somewhere in the rafters. But Lamont's shadow will not be far from Lieberman, the senator who, with a few breaks during a recount in Florida, might right now be the sitting vice president of the United States.

And Jim Dean is of course Howard Dean's brother:

Jim Dean, the brother of a fellow named Howard, in his camp. "I think it's good for the party, no matter how many votes Ned gets. He's getting people fired up," said Jim Dean, who heads Democracy for America, the grass-roots organization that his brother founded before becoming Democratic Party chairman.

bluecoat said...

Nine commuters who are part of a focus group debated the merits of a new bar car design for Metro North-New Hvaen Line it says here in the Norwalk Advocate. Metro North has eliminated the bar car on every other line in the service but CT is the land of steady habits. With the focus on creating more capacity for mass transit it only makes sense to keep the bar cars.
But apparently the state has a lot of money to throw around because as reported here in today's CT Post, big spendering blusterer Amann is pledging his support for 1.5 million dollars to expand Bridgeport's beardsley ZOO. It's possible that Lewis may be able to finsd a nice home .

Captain Obvious said...

The Register has an article about an Affordable Housing plan Dan Malloy offered yesterday. It calls for some pretty bold changes.

Article here

From most accounts, Malloy is continuing to lead on the policy front.

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

From the article on Malloy's housing proposal: He recommended Connecticut increase the amount of funds available for affordable housing from $20 million to $250 million annually over the next four to five years.

Bold indeed, considering he's got no frigging clue how to pay for it.

Easy to lead on the policy front when you're spending Monopoly money.

Anonymous said...

The Hill seems to know a lot about CT, they even mentioned TOM Lamont.

Like his mentor, Murphy will come close but no cigar.

bluecoat said...

Housing might be more affordable, and I'm not talking about the state stutute convoluted definition, in CT if the cost of government wasn't so damn high and getting higher with every press release for the Donkeys and the Elephants looking to keep their jobs with fat benefits.

Anonymous said...

who cares if jim dean is sitting with LaMont...Dean is old news and doesnt add anything...LaMont should have sat with mainstream pol's and others that can influence the center of the party....how dumb can you get?

Anonymous said...

I noticed that Tom Lamont thing too -- how strange is that, since DAmore actually gave them a quote??

Genghis Conn said...

Journalists make mistakes all the time... believe me. It's only the big ones that get noticed.

Guy probably just got his names crossed.

Scarce said...

The name is Ned Lamont, not LaMont. Better to get used to it, you'll be hearing it a lot in the future.

Quite a cagey idea sitting with Jim Dean, head of Democracy for America. The message ringing loud and clear is that these guys want their party back and will fight to take it from the likes of Joe Lieberman. "Put up-- or else", and that 'else' is becoming more real everyday.

mod.dem.like.jfk said...

I understand Jim Dean is independent from his brother, but with his brother as chair as the DNC I am really suprised he is letting DFA be so adamently against Lieberman.

I understand ideologically it makes perfect sense, don't get me wrong. But politically, has a DNC chairman ever been involved with an organization that was working against a sitting US Senator? I mean if you were Sen. Reed or Sen. Schumer (head of the DSCC) wouldn't this make you crazy?

Also I would think there would be quite a few Senators that Lieberman raised money for in the past who this would anger...

Howard Dean ran for DNC chairman on a platform of the party reaching out to appeal to moderate voters and to strengthen the party platform so that it was more inclusive. I honestly thought he was the guy who could do it, he had the liberal base and could then tone down the liberal rehtoric without losing credibility. Sort of like Nixon going to China. This just seems so counter productive to that goal...and whats more, I'm suprised there hasn't been more press on this (electronic or otherwise)...

(and again, my disclaimer not employed by any campaigns, just an observer)

Anonymous said...

A proposal for a state Earned Income Tax Credit has been getting more attention in the state legislature and is endorsed today by the Hartford Courant. The credit would provide a boost to low-income working families struggling to pay bills. The federal EITC, which lifts more children out of poverty than any other federal program, has had bipartisan support (it was a favorite of Reagan’s), and the state proposal has the endorsement of both the Yale Democrats and Republicans. Senate Majority Leader Martin Looney appeared on WTIC to promote the proposal.

Scarce said...

@mod.dem.like.jfk

The short answer is that Howard Dean is no longer affiliated with Democarcy For America so would have no say in what they do now.

And I don't see a formal declaration on their website but one assumes there is at least tacit approval from DFA and MoveOn for Ned Lamont.

The blog Democracy for Connecticut is run by John Hartwell, who just so happens to be the treasurer of Lamont's campaign. I'm not certain what the arrangement there is with the DFA though, if any.

Anonymous said...

WHo gives a rat azz about Hartwell or Dean....if Lamont expects to win then he must also appeal to the center of the party...so far no centrist's have been highlighted in his campaign..its always the same progressives that do the talking..and the losing.

Anonymous said...

dear Scare...having dean sit with Lamont isnt cagey as you said...its STUPID...the JJB is about 1500 mostly mainstream politicians....it would have been smarter of his campaign to have Mainstream politicians sit with him rather then a progressive like Dean....Lamont already has the left..he needs to take the center...The only way an insurgent will beat a 3 term Senator is with a center-left coalition...so far we have not seen any "center" to the coalition.

SOmeday the Lamont folks will wakeup, lets hope it isnt too late.
Joe needs to go but if the Lamont folks are this dumb then on August9th he may go back to running his cable business.

Anonymous said...

So, according to D'Amore, if Lamont wins, Johnson, Shays, and Simmons lose; and if Lieberman wins, Murphy, Farrell, and Courtney are toast?

Boy the Lamont crew have really been downing the kool aid.

Anonymous said...

DFA has been "Anybody but Joe" ever since Lieberman was such a condescending pr--k to Dean during the primaries. (The Saddam quote, the Israel flap-up, and the "in the political wilderness" quote come quickly to mind.)

The interesting thing tonight will be if Obama allows himself to be used by the Lieberman camp. If he does, the internet howls will be numerous, and LOUD.

Anonymous said...

12:59Anon--

Lamont already has the conservative vote. He stands against, elective, potentially unwinnable, foreign wars.

The Neo-cons are radicals, with utopian dreams of "nation-building". It helps, that none of them have ever seen the battlefield!

Anonymous said...

If he does, the internet howls will be numerous, and LOUD.

And, in the end, as pointless and utterly unproductive as ever.

MightyMouse1 said...

Wow, the internet howls will take down Obama? Sure guys, just like you put Dean in the White House.

MightyMouse1 said...

Lamont would have been smart to buy one of the premium seats, like next to Chris Dodd or someone.

Anonymous said...

dear anon 1:09

Last i heard Tom D'Amore was never a Democrat..doesnt know the Dem Party and is in no position to guess what they will do....why the Lamont folks would listen to this guy is beyond me...Furthermore...Obama is being "mentored" officially by Lieberman...why wouldnt he be kind and supportive of Joe at tonights JJB?

I agree Joe has to go..but listening to D'Amore about the Democratic Party is like listening to Stalin about Mao Tse Tung...there is no fit.

Proud Moderate Dem said...

That's exactly one of the problems I have. What i dont understand is someone claiming to fight for the heart and soul of the Democratic Party and then hiring a former CT State Party Republican Party Chair!?!?!?!?

Anonymous said...

heck, in hiring D'Amore, Ned is just being pro-active for when Lieberman chickens out of the Primary and runs as an Independent.

What's got Joe in a tizzie is that Ned plays well across the full political spectrum. There is nothing "fringe" about Ned, and other than outright lying, the Lieberman campaign has no good angle of attack against him.

P.S. Dean people took an unheard of governor of Vermont, and darn near made him the Democratic nominee. The fund-raising records that were set earned everyone's notice, deservedly.

Anonymous said...

What are you talking about? In the last Q-poll, amongst registered d's, Lieberman beats Lamont 68-13 and 93% of voters don't know who Lamont is. You're just talking gibberish. Across the full political spectrum? That's just wrong.

Anonymous said...

What you fail to understand is when NedHeads say the "full political spectrum" what they mean is the that part of the spectrum that ranges from the far left wing of the Democratic Party to the just nuckin futs.

Anonymous said...

The Fairfield County DFA meetup group has endorsed Lamont, of course. John Hartwell was the meetup coordinator until he took the Treasurer post on the Lamont campaign. A number of other people involved with Fairfield County DFA are helping out Lamont as well.

Anonymous said...

P.S. Dean people took an unheard of governor of Vermont, and darn near made him the Democratic nominee. The fund-raising records that were set earned everyone's notice, deservedly.

Running against the war energized a group within the party that had no effective champion, largely because they had no unifying and energizing issue - in other words, the Vietnam war was over. Then along comes post-9/11 W and his neocon preventative war, and voila, an issue.

So if you are going to draw that paralell, you are going to contradict yourselves about Tom LaMont not being the anti-war candidate, and cutting across whatever.

Anonymous said...

68-13 against somebody with 7% name recognition is not very good. That means 6% of people are supporting Ned and they've never even heard of him. This is a $5-10M effort in a low-turnout primary and hardly anything has been spent yet. We could be looking at $10-20 per voter in this primary. Ned's name recognition will increase.

There's nothing batshit crazy left-wing about a phased, responsible redeployment like Ned is calling for and a majority of voters want. However, staying the course indefinitely and patting Bush on the back all the way through sure sounds like an extreme right-wing position to me. I think Ned's the mainstream moderate on this issue.

Joe doesn't even talk about health care and it this will be the #2 issue for Democrats this year after Iraq. Howard Dean doesn't advocate for universal single-payer, he's OK with employer-based so long as everyone has access. His main point is it is appropriate for government to play a role in making sure everyone has access. Joe and the Republicans want to leave this to the embarassingly broken public/private system that we currently have.

Scarce said...

Of course it is a cagey move. Everytime Lamont pushes one of Lieberman's buttons Joe freaks out. Simply being in the same room would do it. Showing up with a Dean might cause Joe to have an aneurysm.

Look, Joe Lieberman thinks he owns this Senate seat and that everyone in Connecticut should bow down and kiss his ....feet (I'll be polite).

A not so gentle reminder that he doesn't own anything and is not entitled to anything based on what many consider a less than stellar record is good for Connecticut and the entire Democratic party.

P.S. Why do Republicans feel the urgent need to defend him so?

Anonymous said...

There's nothing batshit crazy left-wing about a phased, responsible redeployment like Ned is calling for and a majority of voters want.

You're right, but the problem is that this is pretty much the consensus, even amongst the neocons. Nedites are in for an unpleasant surprise if they keep believing their characatures of Lieberman.

Anonymous said...

hey, shall we organize a happy-hour prior to the dinner this evening? invite says it starts at 8:30... where are folks going to grab a drink before the party?

anyone know when obama is expected to actually begin his speech?

Anonymous said...

Did you guys see Senator Murphy got called out by the GOP chair..check it out is actually kinda funny http://www.ctgop.org/News/Read.aspx?ID=845

Anonymous said...

Sorry i didn't list it right

Dear Senator Murphy,


I am writing to request an explanation for why you decided it was acceptable to skip out on your legislative duties on Feb. 22, 2006, including missing votes in the Appropriations Committee, to attend political events for your campaign and a $1,000 a head fundraiser with special interest lobbyists.


Ignoring for the moment that, as a State Senator, the mere fact that you hosted a fundraiser soliciting lobbyist donations during session violated both the spirit and intent of Connecticut’s campaign finance laws, your actions on this date clearly demonstrated that raising money is more important to you than representing your constituents in Hartford.


It is disappointing that you would put your $1,000 lobbyist donors ahead of the constituents you were elected to represent.


Public records show that during the time you vacated your position as state legislator in favor of being candidate for the 5th Congressional District, you missed:


§ A work session of the Conservation and Development Subcommittee- a panel that oversees open space and conservation issues in Connecticut


§ An Appropriations Committee meeting where votes were cast on collective bargaining agreements to improve pay and benefits for the 3,000 employees of the University of Connecticut and the faculty of the Connecticut State University system.


Senator, you owe your constituents in Waterbury, Cheshire, Southington and Wolcott an explanation as to how they were best served by you missing votes and work sessions in favor of hosting a press conference with the head of the Democrat Congressional Campaign Committee at 10:45 AM at the State Capitol and then proceeding directly to a fundraiser for your congressional campaign at the Wood N’ Tap in Hartford with lobbyists.


The State Senate is in session only about four months of each year. I'm sure your constituents would be dismayed to know that you could not make the effort to campaign on your own time, not on the state taxpayer's time.


Unfortunately, the only way a constituent would have had access to you on February 22 would be if they had paid $1,000 for a ticket to your fundraiser with the other lobbyists.


This is better

Anonymous said...

Anon 2:56 #2,

You're right, but the problem is that this is pretty much the consensus, even amongst the neocons. Nedites are in for an unpleasant surprise if they keep believing their characatures of Lieberman.

Neocons no longer have any credibility on the Iraq issue. It's time for cooler heads to regain control from the extremists. The only exit strategy Joe cares about right now is how to get out of this primary. The rest of us are trying to figure out how to fix the Neocon's mistakes and restore America's honor.

Anonymous said...

George Gallo, new fast talking Republican Chairman and former John Rowland stooge has a lot of nerve criticizing anybody. When his pals Chris Depino and John Rowland were misusing and abusing their state party credit cards wasn’t it Mr. Gallo who was the party’s executive director? Where was George Gallo? Wait until Jodi has to defend him for being the head of HER party! Oh yes, it's coming! Great way for her to distance herself from Rowland. Of course she will just say, I DIDN"T KNOW!

Anonymous said...

Your funny...Gallo is pointing to facts...Murphy did miss all those meetings yet all you can do is cast aspersions...i noticed in your tiraid you didn't defend Murphy...because the truth is there is no defence for skip out the way Murphy did...i guess Gallo must have hit a nerve with you

Anonymous said...

Hey Anonymous....so it's guilt by association with Gallo, huh? And let Jodi defend Gallo...although I think he doesn't need much defending looking at his win/lose campaign record. I guess you just don't like it when someone beats Democrats as easily as he does. BTW: on the Credit Cards...wasn't it Garfield who said the State Party could indeed have credit cards as long as receipts were kept? DePino had one and had ALL of the receipts...Rowland did not...thus he got pinched. So what's the problem?

disgruntled_republican said...

Chris DePino was NEVER accused or charged with any wrongdoings, nor was George Gallo. You obviously have never met George. If you had you would know he is as clean as they come and has more integrity in his pinky finger than Rowland has in his entire body.

Why don't you try and defend Murphy before slinging mud at Gallo...oh wait, you can't because the fact is he did blow off the meetings to raise money while in session. Can you imagine what the D's would be doing if it was an R doing the same thing?

Get a clue ANON 340

Anonymous said...

The problem is Gallo was a Rowland insider and we know where he ended up. Facts? yes, boy George was Executive director when the credit card was mis-used. Do you deny that? And you Gallo state central zipper heads who want to endlessly talk about his winning record, ask him about all the races he lost! Like Jodi, he can't remember. I don't need to make any excuses for Murphy except he is looking to get rid of George Bush's and John Rowland's people. The state Republican party should have done the same.

disgruntled_republican said...

ANON 431 -

No I do not deny that. If you want to play that game, Donald Williams should be guilty by assosiation with Ernie Newton...same gig.

Next, I am not a "state central zipperhead" as you claim, I am simply a state resident who happens to be registered republican (who votes his conscience not his party), and has a taste for politics. I have defended Democrats on this blog in other instance and will continue to do so when the situation warrants just as I had with George Gallo.

I do not know about his W-L record and don't really care. Fact is he had nothing to do with the credit card thing, nor did DePino. Anoth fact is that your buddy the murph-dog was neglecting his duties as a State Senator and as State Party Chairman, Gallo's job is to point it out. If you would be so kind to give my your email, I can let you know every time DiNardo does the same thing on the other side of the isle.

Anonymous said...

Roy,
I know you've caught a lot of flack on this blog. But I'm sure Gallo wasn't responible for any of it. Let it go bud/ Its an election year and you've got races to lose.

taqzomhg said...

Depino was the Chairman. Rowland,Depino and the "Executive Director" had party credit cards. The state Republican party was fined $1,500. Here's your money shot----Who was the executive director?

Where was George?

Anonymous said...

Again Gallo did nothing wrong, why do you think there is some kinda of conspicracy, and gallo never misused the credit cards ...Rowland did that..and that is one of the reasons he is where he is and gallo isn't...gallo is clean and it drives you nuts...

Anonymous said...

taqzomhg-

It was Gallo. We all said it was Gallo. Is this a trick question or are you really that stupid?

Anonymous said...

Fines...are you kidding me, how much was Destefano fined..much more the $1500

Secondly if you knew what you were talking about the party got introuble because like many of the people in the GOP trusted Rowland, which we know now was a mistake, Hindsight is 20/20...but the fact of teh matter is Gallo and Depino had 100% accurate records and reported everything properly, Rowland didn't...

Anonymous said...

Stop deflecting...the issue rigth now is why Murphy is missing votes to raise money...doesn't he get paid to be a sentor?

Anonymous said...

I heard Gallo framed Michael Ross for the whole thing

Anonymous said...

NO NO...Depino did that...Gallo forced the whalers out

Anonymous said...

Really fun thread today. The glass house that Murphy lives in will get hot this summer!

Anonymous said...

Can we please get serious...Murphy should release and apology...everyone agree?

Anonymous said...

I have it on good authority that Gallo is a Raider's fan. Gee wizz....meanwhile the Patriots go on to win three. Thanks alot asshole.

Anonymous said...

i heard Gallo single handedly stop the pats move to CT because of that...

Anonymous said...

Murphy should donate all of the money that he raised that day to the teacher's pension fund.

Anonymous said...

Gallo needs to come clean on his Rowland-Depino days. As the executive director when the scandal broke and the State party was fined $1,500 Gallo has never explained what his role was. As E.D. did he ever monitor how the state party was spending their money? Did he not know? Did he not care?

Anonymous said...

Did Gallo once even consider appologizing to Teddy Bruschi for giving him that concussion?

Anonymous said...

I don't know how Gallo got to Braft Kraft too (maybye greased him with some revolving credit) but I'm sure gonna miss Vinatieri.

Anonymous said...

Gallo did come clean..he didn't do anything wrong, i love how Dems think there is always a consiracy..there was a massive investigation and he didn't do anything wrong
ROWLAND DID...get over it...
how about Aman explain how he hired a women who was fined a large amount of money because she stuffed the ballot box in a hartford primary...
Or have destefano explain why people are RSVPing to the mayor's office...stop deflecting...
the issue is Murphy isn't being a good Senator, he was wrong for having that event, and he should admit it...

Anonymous said...

Why should Democrats offer any explanations for their legislators? They spend all their time criticizing Republicans. Kevin Sullivan basically held Ernie Newton's hand all the way to the Bridgeport Senate seat and made him 3rd in command. When sh*t hit the fan, did Kevin call for his resignation? Of course not. Did they ask what he knew? Of course not.
Murphy leaves to go raise money and schmooze with women down in DC during session and what do D's say? "That George Gallo didn't keep good credit card records!" Pay attention to your own guys before you start taking shots.

Anonymous said...

Didn't DePino max out to DeStefano? Doesn't that make JDS just as guilty?

Anonymous said...

Murphy doesn't need to apologize for anything. Connecticut has a part time legislature. Apples and oranges. So he missed a few votes, he won't when he's a US Rep next year!!!

MikeCT said...

To the CT GOP staff,

At the crux of Murphy's criticism of Johnson's absence from the port security vote is the fact that this was a controversial amendment and her absence directly caused it to die on a 210-208 vote. Her choice killed the amendment. She was also present in the building for nearly every other vote that day, but didn't care to show for a crucial vote affecting our national security.

In regards to Murphy's absence from an Appropriations Commitee meeting - as the public record of the meeting on February 22 clearly indicates, the measures being discussed were non-controversial bills that passed without a dissenting vote. So Murphy's absence had zero impact on whether those bills passed. Being a smart legislator, I'm sure he knew that. I'm sure you knew that, too.

Also absent from the committee meeting that day was Republican Deputy Minority Leader Larry Cafero. You forgot to condemn your colleague for this outrageous behavior, but I'm sure you'll send around a correction now.

Can't you GOP staff come up with charges that can't be dismissed with five minutes of amateur-level research? It's embarrassing.

And Genghis,
Please delete the homophobic name calling above. If anything should be deemed inappropriate on this blog, it's "fag" and the other gay bashing sexual references from the Johnson campaign. Enough.

Anonymous said...

Cafero isn't running for Congress...welcome to the big leagues...Murphy can't have it both ways...

Anonymous said...

Neocons no longer have any credibility on the Iraq issue - The only exit strategy Joe cares about right now is how to get out of this primary.

OK, keep gulping the kool aid. Lieberman is already on the record last fall. But go on and get run over with your own rhetoric.

Meanwhile, Cheney and company have been discussing pulling back troops and sticking to providing air power. How much difference is there between what Ned is saying and that? From what we've heard so far, not much.

Anonymous said...

The Lamonsters emem du jour:

we aren;t for surrendering Iraq to terrorists but Cheney is?

If you policy on Iraq is the same as Lieberman and Cheney, why replace Lieberman?

Anonymous said...

I can't beleive you all wasted an entire day blogging about Gallo...did it ever occur to you that you've just caused his ego to grow to even greater proportions?

Anonymous said...

Here are some recent gallo forays for you:
Aniskovich 2004
Diebolt 2004
Capenera 2004


...and I won't event get into municipals. Come to think of it, has he ever won non-municipal race? Other than Rowland, of course.

Anonymous said...

Hey GC,
When you sleep with dogs you get fleas.I guess homophobia is fine with you as long as you traffic #s are going up.The comments are rampant on this site and yet you stay silent.

You've spent so much time and effort trying to play Mr Neutral that all you've proven is you have no soul.

Genghis Conn said...

Ugh. I haven't checked in on this forum since 4pm, and I'm pretty annoyed by the level of conversation.

The nasty homophobic crap being said about some of our lawmakers has been deleted. I won't stand for that sort of thing.

And anonymous commenters: please learn about courtesy. You don't make your points by calling each other names and spouting nonsense.

Anonymous said...

mikect:

i like how in a forum with a million and three people posting under the name "anonymous" you can definitively make the claim that it was a Johnson-ite that was spewing homophobic rhetoric. for someone who went on a high-and-mighty rant about getting the story straight, you had no problem whatsoever making an accusation that you couldn't back up.

you can leave all the lengthy, SEEMINGLY intelligent posts you want, but as far as i'm concerned, you just lost ALL credibility with that most-likely false point of the finger.

Anonymous said...

Hey Anoy 8:23: Maybe you should get into Gallo's municipal victorys...or do you just not want to acknowledge them: Norwalk, Derby, Orange, Stafford, Cromwell, Naugatuck, Greenwich...and, oh yeah, he did lose Stamford...just BARELY...almost taking out Malloy. But let's not blow his ego up too big. Now...can we get on to other stuff more important than just talking about this guy...PLEASE!

Anonymous said...

Those critcizing George Gallo for the results of the 2004 Senate races in the 12th, 20th and 9th districts are kidding themselves if they think the presidential cycle didn't have a little something to do with those losses. I'd encourage them to pay careful attention to the legislative races the state party plays in this year before passing judgment on George's capabilities.

Where'd you come up with that list anyway?

Anonymous said...

I doubt Gallo advised Aniskovich to spend much of October in Paris.

Anonymous said...

Anon 11:41pm:

Thank you for making my point---Gallo can't win in the even numbered years (unless his candidate is a two term incumbent [felon] governor with high approval and $5 mil in the kitty).

Anonymous said...

Good to hear. In that case, Democrats can relax and take a breather this year. Oh, and the tingling sensation you'll feel in November will be Gallo's boot sliding up your ass.

Anonymous said...

Anon to be honest you have no idea how hard it is to combate Demorcats in this state..Millions of dollars in Union support and a press that hardly covers Republicans in a positive light...you are seriously wrong on this...if we use your theory Democrats must be stupid becuase you only win with a presidential uptick..so basically you out number Republicans and it makes you better statigist...think agian...

Anonymous said...

ithink Anon is either Roy O or Bill Curry..two victims of gallo...

Anonymous said...

Yes...well let's see....Gallo can't win in even years...but he has at least won 1 statewide directly in a totally Dem State. Roy 0 has not won ONCE in an even year...WITH the Dem advantages.....

Gallo -- 1 Statewide = WIN
Roy 0 -- 3 Statewide = ZERO

Last I checked 1 was more than zero.

Anonymous said...

Gallo and I go back a few years and I know his game. He talks to a candidate for ten minutes and if they win he puts them in his win column. If they lose, you never hear their name again. The fact is, Gallo has the worst win-loss record in the business. George Gallo talks a good game but can’t deliver the goods!

Anonymous said...

How does he have a bad win loss record?

Anonymous said...

Neither of these hacks are dick foley.

Anonymous said...

Hey Anoy 12:24: Considering the list of Gallo wins in the 05 munis (listed somewhere previously in this godass long chain)...I guess it was the best 10 minutes those candidates ever had. Hey...maybe he can talk to all candidates for 10 minutes...then the Republicans might have more wins. Besides, who really cares anyway...Gallo, Roy, Foley, et. al....all political "consultants" are just bullshit artists anyway....Carville and Rove wannabes. And, frankly, aren't we all just posers as well....hiding behind Anonymous postings spewing out political words of advice. We all need to get a life!

Anonymous said...

Well, Foley and his band of losers fall within that cateogry, at least. So long as he keeps torpedo-ing republican candidates republicans are guaranteed to be in minority forever...so could we stop bashing them? The R's do our work for us!!!!

Anonymous said...

Don't you love how Chairman Gallo has had his minions flood this page? Rowland is still the only thing he clings to and the municipal victories are all he has. Keep rattling them off, Mr. Gallo...who the hell gives a sh-t about Orange, Greenwich, or whatever. Your lasting imprint on Connecticut's political landscape is saddling it with it's only governor to go to jail. There is no comeback for that, but I know that you'll try.

Anonymous said...

Is Roy in Foley's Band of Losers. Or does he lose independently

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