Mayor Bill Finch reinforces his hopeless case of Mad Myopia in Connecticut Post reporter Linda Conner Lambeck’s feature about the University of Bridgeport’s comeback.
Without doing his homework, without visiting the campus, without the rationale to examine the university’s economic impact on the city, the local kids it educates, the jobs it creates, its impact on one of the finest waterfront parks in the country Seaside Park and vice versa, Finch likens the place to a criminal enterprise funded by that dastardly cult icon the Unification Church.
Well, some folks including a number of FBI agents in the state believe that dastardly Democratic Town Committee to which Finch is beholden and relies on to fund and turn out the vote for his political allies and his own campaign is a criminal enterprise. Does that make Finch corrupt?
Because the Unification Church gave UB a financial bailout in 1992 to keep it afloat the place should be boarded up?
Tongue getting ahead of brain has always been Finch’s Achilles, and perhaps Chief of Staff Adam Wood should designate someone to stick a rag in the mayor’s mouth every time UB is mentioned.
UB is a fantastic university with good people running it. Let’s look at some of the folks that work there: Mary-Jane Foster, founder of the Bridgeport Bluefish and one of the most respected professionals in the city, George Estrada, who did an admirable job when he served as the city’s director of Public Facilities, Sue Katz, one of the brightest media minds I know who is a professor of communications.
Now I’ve got to wonder since the mayor has broad stroked all those accomplished folks as being funded by a criminal organization, is he going to return (or reject) past and current donations for his reelection campaign from folks that work at UB?
And what about the 90-member Democratic Town Committee? Tit for tat.
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