But no matter what the analogy, legislators, at least the Democratic ones anyway, were upbeat and positive as they got together for a session opening day party Wednesday at Vito’s By the Park in Hartford.
“It is like the first day of school” said New Haven State Rep Bob Megna. “The first day of your senior year.”
Early arrivals included Southington State Rep Zeke Zalaski, who was there to socialize sans any imbibing. “I was wrong , I learned a lesson,” said the veteran Democrat who was arrested in Bristol several months ago for drunken driving. Zalaski has since been placed in an alcohol education program.
Dems at the party were very upbeat about what they consider a new and improved governor, touting the spirit and get-it done attitude Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy exhibited in his opening day speech.
“Connecticut needs his aggressive energy,” said Megna.
And what’s a legislative party without the media working the crowd? Also cruising the room was WTIC radio personality Ray Dunaway and Rich Graziano from FOXCT/Courant .