Couldn’t resist asking our crack Hearst photographer, Kathleen O’Rourke, to shoot the above photo a few minutes ago outside of the House of Representatives at the capitol.
From left to right you’ve got: Roy Occhiogrosso, Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy’s advisor; retiring state GOP Chairman Chris Healy; and Ben Barnes, Malloy’s budget czar.
A gathering of you’d assume natural enemies. It’s like those photos when you get a mouse to ride a cat riding a dog.
But what’s cool about politicos in Hartford is, despite all the nasty press releases and sound bites, when the cameras aren’t rolling they can be pretty civil and even close friends.
Feel free to print out the above photo and write your own captions.