Saturday, April 19, 2014

A Senator’s Brush With Reality

U.S. Senator Dick Blumenthal presented himself for the cameras at the Milford train station on Good Friday to protest Metro North’s crappy rail service. During the media availability, while Mr. Blumenthal was assembling his condemnatory adjectives – “appalling,.. astonishing… defective…” --  and just as his lead-man was saying “as you know, safety is paramount…” a train passed by, nearly making an angel of the Senator.

The video shows Mr. Blumenthal standing on the cautionary yellow line. One news reporter, agilely avoiding the word “stupid,” remarked it was “ironic” that Mr. Blumenthal was standing in the danger zone while protesting the inadequacies of Metro North.

The moment, which likely will not appear in any of Mr. Blumenthal’s future political ads, is recorded for posterity below:

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