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Power lunch: Malloy “welcomes” Perry to CT

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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy  (D) makes an impromptu stop at a Hartford luncheon where Texas counterpart Rick Perry (R) courts Connecticut businesses to move to his state, including firearms companies. Photo courtesy of Andrew Doba's Twitter feed.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy (D) makes an impromptu stop at a Hartford luncheon where Texas counterpart Rick Perry (R) courts Connecticut businesses to move to his state, including firearms companies. Photo courtesy of Andrew Doba’s Twitter feed.

Cue the “Spaghetti Western” soundtrack.

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy (D) conveniently found a block of free time in his daily schedule Monday and used it to make an impromptu stop at a luncheon in downtown Hartford hosted by his Texas counterpart, Rick Perry, who is trying to entice businesses here to relocate to the Lone Star State.

“So he swung by. It was very collegial,” said Andrew Doba, a spokesman for Malloy. “The governor just welcomed him to the state and said that he knows we’re in competition with one another.”

Malloy spent about five minutes with the former GOP presidential candidate at the Max Downtown, mere blocks from the Capitol, where lawmakers overwhelmingly passed what is widely regarded as the toughest gun law in the nation earlier this year  in response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

Perry, who gave a keynote speech at the annual convention of the National Rifle Association in May in Houston, was scheduled to meet with several firearms companies as part of a recruitment tour of the state that will wrap up in Fairfield County this evening and Malloy’s home city of Stamford.

“He wanted to show some good old-fashioned Yankee hospitality,” Doba said.

 

 

Categories: General
Neil Vigdor

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8 Responses

  1. Bonnie says:

    Wonderful chutzpah, Dan !!

  2. DBCG says:

    This was gracious of Malloy. A class act!

    However, on a daily basis he is ruining our state,

  3. Gypsy says:

    Wish I could have seen the look on Perry’s face when Malloy walked in. I don’t care at all for Malloy, but he definitely showed some cojones to show up to that lunch meeting. Point scored for Malloy!

  4. Jim says:

    Danny boy was probably asking Rick how to be a good Governor.
    God knows Dan needs all the help he can get

  5. Jack says:

    If you believe that, I have a bridge in Brooklyn to sell you. It was to rain on his parade.

    By the way, Governor, it won’t work. All those jobs are going to leave, thanks to what you & the Legislature have done. The real problem is mental health, not capacity magazines or rifles with a pistol grip. I’m still waiting to see at a later date what the task group does with that issue.

  6. Don says:

    Maybe Malloy learned a thing or two…. Doubtful

  7. David M. Cooper says:

    To bad Politicians’ don’t have Pistol Duels anymore?

  8. mitch says:

    I know many who are changing their residence to another state (and taking their money with them), refusing to support a democrat-controlled state government that is out of control, and rolling over the rights of law-abiding citizens with their gun grab agenda. People are less safe from criminals and home invasion, thanks to the Second Amendment-hating Malloy. I hope CT voters wise up and bounce this guy out of office at the next election. He care more about illegal aliens than he does about the law-abiding, honest citizens of his state.