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P.T.’s Political Paraders

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It’s Barnum Festival weekend. Step right up to gawk a collection of great (and near great) elected officials ride, glide and slide up Park Avenue to greet the masses in anticipation of a mega 2010 campaign cycle that’s already under way. I checked with OIB friends at the Barnum Festival and popular GOP Gov. Jodi […] [Read More]
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Could You Vote For Joe?

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So, the other day I’m munching on some sweet eats at Amici Miei, a new Italian cafe and wine bar on Main Street downtown, when a friend asked the following: I hear Joe Ganim’s getting out of prison soon, will he really run for mayor and can he win? The short answer on whether he […] [Read More]
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Lobbying With Two Forks

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Do you eat with two forks? Let’s see now, that allows for some pretty good surf and turf action, no? A stab of filet mignon on one fork, a little lobster tail on the other. How about a glass from a 1982 Lafite to wash it all down? Careful now, just don’t bite the hand that feeds […] [Read More]
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Sucking Up To The Lordies

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Don’t ya just love those wimpy pols in Bridgeport East, better known as Stratford. See, Stratford pols are simply Bridgeport pols that moved east a bit, just across all those bridges on the East Side of the city that Stratford town fathers gifted to the city more than 100 years ago because the town didn’t […] [Read More]
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How’s Dodd Doing? Yikes

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A guy like me has nothing better to do than to harass party politicians both Democrat and Republican about their candidate preferences. Next year, 2010, is a  Goliath election year and the cycle has already begun for high profile elections for governor, U.S. senate, congress and state legislative seats. The past few days I checked in with […] [Read More]
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Shays’ Bridgeport Lament

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Ask Chris Shays to name the biggest disappointment during his 21 years in Congress and he’s quick on the trigger: Bridgeport. Not what he accomplished for the city — transportation funds, neighborhood renewal dough, loot for community policing — his lament comes from Park City voters’ lack of embrace. Ten years ago, Shays moved from his Stamford […] [Read More]
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Are You Tough Graders?

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Okay, class, report card time. Poise your pens. (Or should it be poison your pens?) Mayor Bill Finch has just completed his first 18 months in office fighting through the worst national economy in 70 years, budget deficits, union concessions, tax increases, battles with the Board of Education and a state legislative session he hopes […] [Read More]
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