As the week comes to a close, Republican Gov. M. Jodi Rell and new House Speaker Christopher Donovan, D-Meriden are vying for which can make the most controversial choice of candidate for a state job.
Rell started off last weekend by nominating Greenwich’s Linda McMahon, chief executive of Stamford-based World Wrestling Entertainment, for a seat on the state school board.
McMahon, according to Rell, has the background for the role, although these fun videos of her WWE exploits kicking a man in the groin and fighting with her daughter have been making the rounds and raising eyebrows.
Then on Friday Donovan tapped his immediate predecessor, just retired House Speaker James Amann, D-Milford, for a $120,000 senior advisor job. The backlash is threatening to … um … body slam whatever embarrassment Rell’s choice of McMahon was causing the administration.
Amann, thanks to blogger CT Bob, has some footage of his own out there for folks to peruse.