The people of Bridgeport seem very willing to forgive John Fabrizi for using cocaine while in office.
Midway through the Barnum Festival's Great Street Parade Sunday, Mayor John M. Fabrizi broke free from a steady stream of outstretched handshakes.
"Hey, I'm going to get blamed for holding up the parade," Fabrizi apologized, pressing forward.
Applause, broken only by sporadic gaps in the 1-mile parade route, along with shouts of "Yea, John," made the mayor's day.
"He's not a bad guy. He didn't steal any money or anything," said Jason Marrizi, a street vendor from Ansonia, who stopped to wave as the mayor passed by.
"He made a mistake but the mayor is the mayor. I think he's doing a good job," said Juan Planas of Bridgeport. (Lambeck)
Cozying up to George W. Bush, though, that's unforgivable:
The only negative shouts seemed directed at Lieberman, who is facing a primary challenge from Ned Lamont of Greenwich.
"Hey, look at that, a Democrat walking with a Republican," came one shout to Lieberman.
"How's the president," shouted another parade watcher, giving Lieberman a thumbs-down sign. (Lambeck)
Wow. I guess that's why he doesn't release his schedule.
Lambeck, Linda Conner. "Thousands Watch the Barnum Festival's Great Street Parade." Connecticut Post 3 July, 2006.