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Forget about the senate for one minute. Well, its related to the senate race. Jim Amman, Lieberman's #1 Democratic fan, has made his own deal with Larry Cafero, the apparent successor to Rep. Bob Ward as Republican leader of the House of Representatives. Cafero panicked a few weeks ago, asked Amman for help and an assurance that Amman would do nothing to help Cafero's challenger, Lex Paulson. Bottom line: if Cafero wins, he owes everything to Amman. So much for any hope of Republican resistance in the legislature next year. So, Amman wins on two counts: a reelected Lieberman will always be there for him and a reelected Cafero will always be there for him. Brilliant move if you ask me!
Had there not been so many distractions last night's debate might have mattered more.
AMANN DOESNT WIN HERE:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUtiE2WT8Cw&eurl= OR HERE:http://jamesamann.com/ LOL. Wow.
"Cafero panicked a few weeks ago, asked Amman for help and an assurance that Amman would do nothing to help Cafero's challenger, Lex Paulson."PROVE IT.
Anon. 1:03 - Cafero works for the same law/lobbying firm as former House Democratic Speaker Tom Ritter. I doubt he needs any help from Speaker Ammann.
In response to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUtiE2WT8Cw&eurl= Oh my... I hope Amann never runs for anything other than state rep... CLASSIC video...
Anon 121 -One problem on the link you gave...it states, Mr. Amann must remember that it was the Connecticut Democrats who elected him Speaker of the House.. That is not true. It is the House of Representatives that elect him Speaker and if you recall, the Republicans could have swayed it another way when Amann won if his opponent did not step back. Just saying...
and ergo, disgruntled_republican makes the case for why Cafero and Amann might be in cahoots to stay in office.
Will someone with more knowledge and savvy than me, CORRECT MSNBC for their constant projections for a Lieberman victory. They're already ordering the champagne! Nothing is making me madder than their uninformed SPECULATION. They are the worst offenders on TV. Chris Jansing and Norah O'Donnell being the most gleefull.
Anon 215 -My suggestion to you is to rent Gettysburg and Gods & Generals and watch them non-stop for the next 14 days.
First of all, Lex Paulson is a carpet bagger who has never lived in Norwalk, and will certainly change his mailing address on November 8th. He had zero shot of beating Cafero, especially with the mess the DTC is in. As for a deal with Amann, I could see the possibility if it meant getting rid of Donovan as Majority leader and a bunch of the worst committee chairs. If the leftist D's try to purge out Amann, a moderate D/R coalition would save him and move the legislature back to a more centrist position. THAT is a deal I could see Cafero making, not one to avoid a few mailers from a do nothing, know nothing, Lexxy-come-lately to Norwalk.
I was feeling a little down today until I read today's posts. I good belly laugh always makes me feel better. The idea of anyone, much less a popular incumbent, being afriad of Lex whateverhisname is so funny I have to laugh. LMAO.Thanks for the post Lex. Very funny!
In terms of proof of Cafero's call, it is no secret that the Speaker's staff cant keep a secret. Amann told many people around him about Cafero's panicked call after Amann's name appeared on a Lex Paulson mailer. And Amann wasnt the only democrat Cafero called. Cafero insisted that Amann not do anything, and Amann agreed. You can ask either person, Amann or Cafero. Or, just ask anyone who works for either campaign operation. It has been the #1 topic of the last several meetings on both sides of the aisle
and who's doing the Cafero leak? T.R. Rowe and company?
A deal? Not for Lex Paulson who just got to town. The Democrat that Cafero fears most is Dave Watts another Yalie from New Haven. Watts an understudy of Alex Knopp and is the only DTC member to get front page coverage and is elected to nothing. Every year, Cafero and Watts face off at Fox Run polling station. Last year, Cafero lost his cool and ask DW to run. Watts laughed and told him in due time. Watts reminds me of Obama- a good looking African -American pol. that makes Cafero's face red. Maybe, Watts 08? I think Cafero would beat Watts but it would be closer then place holder Lex Paulson. When Cafero gives up the seat which will not be for another 10 years or so. Dave Watts will be the next state rep from the 142nd.
David Watts is a star but OBAMA? More like a Demo version of Karl Rove - a lighting rod for demo causes- Bruce V. Morris and Moccia spent a lot of time during their campaigns talking about Watts. (Just like DEMS who bash Rove). The Watts-Knopp connection was never that strong. After three years in office Knopp started reaching out to Watts. After the election Alex turned on Watts and sided with his childhood buddy Galen Wells. Just like he turned on his buddy Joe L. Thats why nobody trusts Knopp anymore- and he would lose in a rematch to Moccia.
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