Friday, May 21, 2010

Platform Committee Debate

Tessa provides this update from the platform committee. The draft platform was available online as of Monday (since Internet access is spotty -- no link, sorry). From Tuesday through today, e-mails went back and forth among committee members. The meeting to accept the platform in committee was earlier this afternoon. Tessa reports that platform committee members were worried about including items that could “embarrass” the candidates. As of Monday, comprehensive, age-appropriate, medically-accurate sex education. It morphed today into comprehensive, age-appropriate, medically-accurate education. It seems as if the platform committee is afraid of using the word sex!

The vote in the platform committee was 10-17 against keeping the 3-letter word in the platform.  Tessa reports she sought out Ned Lamont to find out if he was “afraid” to have the words “sex education” in the platform and he said absolutely not. Dan Malloy just came into the press area and CTBob asked him whether he would be embarrassed by having the term in the platform. He said he supported age-appropriate, medically-accurate sex education as mayor of Stamford, and would support it as governor.

Word just came from the podium that the platform committee report is delayed to tomorrow.  We’ll see if a change or a minority report is in the works.

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