Friday October 31, 2008
And the Blogster has just returned to the Capitol still wearing the appropriate Halloween costume for a “forum” of Fourth District candidates for Congress at the Millbrook Club in Greenwich.
I’m having a little trouble pulling my lockjaw apart – part of the protective coloring, including the blazer and tie needed to fit in at one of ther nation’s oldest planned communities.
Anyway, about 100 people lunched on roasted half chickens that were placed atop pommes and haricots verts – mashed spuds and green beans to gentle Blog readers – that were conveniently delivered to members of the Chamber of Commerce JUST as Democratic challenger started his half-hour pitch and Q & A session.
The Blogster reveled looking out over the lunchers and noticed not ONE diner used their hands to eat the birds. The result was alot of the chicken thighs went untouched.
Thanks goodness students from Greenwich High and the all-female Greenwich Academy were allowed to sit in, since they asked most of the questions to Himes and defending U.S. Rep. Chris Shays.
At one point, Shays got a laugh from the high schoolers by trying to localize the nation’s housing crisis in a town where the average home is worth more than $2 million.
“Say you have a house worth $500,000,” Shays said, pausing for a quip. “If you have a house worth $500,000, you’re not living in Greenwich, folks.”