Bad apples

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Today’s column.

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4 thoughts on “Bad apples

  1. peter brush

    I know; both parties stink, and so on, so I won’t bother to point out that the handy-dandy, new-fangled, campaign-finance mechanism created by the Nutmeg legislature passed along party lines. But, as long as you’re rightfully criticizing the Democrats in the legislature, it seems only fair to also point out that the Dem Governor put his signature on the bill. In fact, it is pretty clear that the prospective 2014 Malloy campaign will benefit, and that it is Malloy who in the mean time will control the distribution of the enhanced party revenue.
    League of Gyno-voters is not always misguided in its good government agenda. Ms. Dunson is certainly not in her concern that there is a trend in Hartford and in D.C. towards jamming voluminous, complicated legislation through with little public scrutiny. The practice is evidence of a decay in our republican virtue, a violation of our commitment to representative democracy; much more consequential than campaign finance. As long as we have this new vehicle for financing political campaigns, though, can we now do away with the public financing of Danny’s campaigns? The money could be much better spent paying the bus drivers on the Mallloy Busway.
    In signing the Democrats’ bill (not a single GOP lawmaker voted for it) into law, Malloy argued it was something that had to be done because of the Supremes’ Citizens United bombshell of a decision…

    “I don’t think there’s been any meeting of the minds on that issue yet,” he explains. Looney believes that everybody is going to want to have a say in how the money is handed out: the governor’s campaign, legislative leaders, constitutional officers, even local party types.

    “It’s all going to be negotiated as we go along,” says Looney, adding, “Some of it could be influenced by who is the most effective in raising additional money for the parties.”

    Cafero and other political observers are damned sure who will have the biggest say in controlling Democratic party dollars. “Everyone knows the governor is the titular head of that party,” Cafero says. “As to who’s calling the shots, it’s Malloy… Dan Malloy, Dan Malloy, Dan Malloy.”,0,1719029,full.story

  2. John R. McCommas

    If the so-called League Of Women Voters was somehow associated with the Tea Party than their officers would have been arrested and charged by now by the Holder Justice Department.

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