Wednesday, October 03, 2007

WAAAAAA!!!

State House of Representatives Speaker Jim Amann didn’t want key Republicans present during a “negotiation” session between Gov. Jodi Rell, himself and President Pro Tem of the Senate Donald Williams, so he did what any other petulant child would have done under similar circumstances: He boycotted the bonding negotiation session. Republican leader John McKinney, banned from the “very cordial” session by Amann, has said that Amann “needs to grow up.” Attending the session along with Rell and McKinney, Amann’s confederate in the senate, the resourceful Williams, has not yet been successful in persuading his counterpart to grow up. One begins to suspect that it’s all part of the William/Amann good guy, bad guy routine.

3 comments:

bob said...

This is what passes for leadership.

A chapter in "Profiles in Courage" it is not.

Amann's employers should contact him and let him know they expect him to act like an adult and get alone with the other duly elected representatives of the people.

Headless Horseman said...

Amann has really had a dignified year. It began with him having to have his fingers pried off of the money he was taking getting putting the squeeze on lobbyists to donate to his employer, the Multiple Sclerosis Society. And it is culminating in this.

Moira Lyons may have needed a breathalizer on her diaz, but she at least never got this low...

Don Pesci said...

Well, he certainly is not putting himself in an advantageous political position. The left regards him as a "Great Satan"; he used to be regarded by some moderates as fiscally conservative; and Republicans would cheer any disruption in the legislature. I don’t know what he’s doing, really. Williams, it seems to me, is playing it somewhat better – strictly form a political point of view. Of course, both of them want to pry the remaining gold teeth from mouths of rich folk down in Greenwich like … well, Ned Lamont and his ilk. The whole thing, I expect, will come to a fiery crash eventually. And then it will be my turn.