How not to step in it when invited to the White House Correspondents Dinner:
2. Make sure your lawyer knows state ethics laws better than the Republicans who plan to run against you in 2014.
3. If you are going to Washington to schmooze with influential television actors, directors, Hollywood insiders and just about everyone else on the Democrats’ cool people list, tell the world about it and why we want these folks to come to Connecticut and use our tax credits.
4. When you do pay your own way, hold a press conference to tell everyone about it. Be proud of the fact that you are doing whatever it takes to put Connecticut on the map after years of hiding behind our shadow.
5. Bring your wife.