House Minority Leader Lawrence Cafero, R-Norwalk, has been critical of the decision by Sen. Bob Duff, D-Norwalk, a Banks Committee co-chairman, to subpoena lower Fairfield County residents thought to have gotten a piece of the AIG bonus pie.
It was announced today the Banks Committee has agreed to instead allow AIG to send an executive – the head of human resources – to provide testimony and further data on the bonuses at a hearing tomorrow.
Cafero is skeptical the hearing will shed any additional light on the controversy.
“I’m very hopeful this isn’t our legislative version of Geraldo Rivera and the Al Capone vault,” Cafero said. “We open it up, and there’s nothing.”
I do think it’s reasonable to at this point draw another comparison between the Banks Committee’s hearing and Geraldo’s vault show.
The latter was and perhaps still is the highest rated syndicated program ever.
Duff said he’s been getting calls from C-SPAN about broadcasting tomorrow’s hearing. I bet this will be the highest rated episode of the Connecticut Legislature’s Banks Committee EVER.