Saturday, January 17, 2009

Amann Hired by Donovan: Is That Wrong?

The new Speaker of Connecticut’s House of Representatives, Chris Donovan, has hired as a senior advisor, at a salary of $120,000-per-year, the outgoing Speaker of the House, Jim Amann, who has thrown his hat into the gubernatorial ring. This has upset some pro-Donovan commentators.

One recalls the scene in “Sienfeld” in which Seinfeld’s buddy George, who finally gets a decent job, has sex with a cleaning lady on his desk. He is found out and called on the carpet by his new boss, who promptly fires him, eliciting the following response: “Was that wrong?”

"I am not a rich guy," Amann said. "I need to work to keep a roof over my head and take care of my wife."

Perhaps so, but the hiring puts a damper on Amann’s gubernatorial run and raises the interesting question: Is the run a cover for the job? How serious is Amann’s gubernatorial bid?


Greg said...

How serious is Amann’s gubernatorial bid?

Seriously unserious. However, I'm not sure why he gave up the Speaker's post. His end-game eludes me.

Mark said...

Let's also call a spade a spade. A Republican was also 'hired back'... David Capiello was brought back.. but only at 103K, not the $120,000 that Amann is getting.

The Connecticut "Republicans" can't even get patronage right.

Good thing there's this huge surplus for them to spend, eh?

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