So that leaves us here in the 118th Assembly District (Milford) with an opening for a Democrat to run for the soon to be vacant seat. The search is on!
Of course, quite a few of my so-called "friends" have been calling me incessantly since the news broke a couple hours ago. Just so there's no question about where I stand, here's a representative example:
Helpful "Friend": Hey Bob, did you hear about Jim Amann?
Me: Yeah, only about five times in the last hour! That was unexpected, huh?
HF: I know! It came totally out of the blue!
Me: Well, it makes sense, since he's probably going to run full-time for governor now. We should get right to it and find someone to run in his place.
HF: Absolutely. So, how about it?
Me: How about what?
HF: You should totally run!
HF: Yeah Bob, it'd be great! Think of all the fun it would be having "Connecticut Bob" on the ballot! We can make some awesome T-shirts and bumper stickers! C'mon, do it!
Me: No way! Nope! No fucking chance! I'd rather chew on crushed glass and wash it down with Draino than run for office! The very idea literally makes my skin crawl! Am I clear on this?
HF: (long pause) So...you're not ruling it out entirely, then?