Murphy gets carded — not in the traditional sense

U.S. Sen. Christopher Murphy, D-Conn., tours Riverscape Marina in Cos Cob with Greenwich First Selectman Peter Tesei (R) and Selectman Drew Marzullo (D) on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013. The town is seeking federal funding for a pair of overdue dredging projects, including one at the mouth of the Mianus River.

There’s never a Staples when you want one.

It seems U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., who is approaching two months into his first term in the upper chamber, is getting the freshman treatment from the congressional printing office.

“Do you have a card?” Murphy was asked this morning by Greenwich Harbor Master Ian MacMillan on a tour of the waterfront in Cos Cob.

The town is lobbying Murphy for federal money for dredging of the Mianus River and Greenwich Harbor.

“I don’t have a card yet, actually,” Murphy chuckled in reply to his hosts.

Nevermind that Murphy was elected all the way back in November to the Senate after serving three terms in the U.S. House.

Murphy is still sporting his 5th congressional district license plate on his Chevy Malibu.

The freshman senator did not pull a Ron Burgundy, however.

Neil Vigdor