Monday, May 14, 2012

Congrats to Congressman Murphy

In the recent State Democratic Convention, Congressman Chris Murphy won a major victory over his closest rival for the party's choice as candidate for US Senate. He'll be taking over the office left by "Ain't-no-way-he-could-possibly-win-it-anyway" Joe Lieberman, who will certainly take a seat on the lobbying gravy train after he retires (finally!) in January.

Murphy's closest rival for the nod garnered a mere 24% of the vote, giving him a slightly better than 3 to 1 edge in delegates, and the Party's overwhelming voice of approval.

Now I happen to know that Susan Bysiewicz is a nice enough person. Some of the stuff I personally witnessed that she tried to pull at the 2010 State Convention left me cold though. And I heard someone say that she used her unspent campaign funds to finance a series of statewide parties in her honor, which if true, I think is at least somewhat unseemly.

She has pledged to run in the state primary for senate, which will be literally unwinnable for her and cost the state thousand of dollars, but that's her right and she is eligible to do so.

But I can't help but think how Susan is a like ship without a rudder, floundering to the port and to the starboard, looking for a harbor. First it was the Governor's office. Then, when it was likely she would be easily defeated, it became the Attorney General's seat. Which, when it was ruled that she couldn't legally hold that office, two years later it is now the Senate seat soon to be vacated by Joe Lieberman.

Who happens to be a butthole.

But that's beside the point.

I just wanted to say it.

Because Joe Lieberman is demonstrably a butthole. Check his record.

The point is, Susan is a bit of an opportunist who seems more interested in personal position than actually earning the respect and loyalty that someone seeking a national office should pursue. If she was smarter, she would have never left the comfy confines of the Secretary of State office, where she assuredly would have spent the remaining years of her career in. But her ambition apparently got in the way.

Chris Murphy has been working for Connecticut on the national political scene for six years. I interviewed him on several occasions, and I've seen many of the bills he worked hard to get passed. He's the real deal. He absolutely wants to see Connecticut do better, and I'm sure he'd be willing to pass up on further ambitions to see this accomplished.

I support Chris Murphy for Senate, and you can too, by visiting

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