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This is a hold-up, Governor – Your money or your judges!

Better a little late than never: In one of it stinging editorials, The Hartford Courant has noticed that Judiciary co-chairmen Rep. Michael Lawlor, and Sen. Andrew McDonald had, with an assist from bandito President Pro Tem of the Senate Don Williams held up the state’s coach, driven by outgoing Gov. Jodi Rell.

“Court funding in exchange for judgeships. That was the condition leaders of the General Assembly's Judiciary Committee set for Gov. M. Jodi Rell.

“She accepted.

“Then the ante went up: The $19.1 billion state budget for those judgeships.

“She accepted again.”

The hold-up was “disappointing and infuriating,” the paper noted.

The paper did not mention the name of stage coach robber Williams in its editorial.


Fuzzy Dunlop said…
Hardly a "hold up" when the judges were not at all a practical necessity. Her excellency was only held hostage by her own politically hackish desire to reward a few cronies with patronage positions.

It will be interesting to watch over the next few months as her actions are held hostage to another desire; the need to retire as the most popular and well liked failure in state history.

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