Suddenly Susan? McMahon camp calls Bysiewicz a hypocrite

Linda McMahon has her very own axis of evil — the two Chrises, as in Shays and Murphy, and now, Susan Bysiewicz.

The Republican Senate primary favorite, McMahon is bristling at comments made today in a WNPR debate by Bysiewicz, who is primarying fellow Democrat Chris Murphy after finishing second to him at the state party convention.

Bysiewicz, a la Chris Shays, trashed the WWE,  the McMahon family business formerly known as World Wrestling Entertainment.

“I’ll be darned if I let someone who sells sex and violence and pornography for a living be our next United States senator,” Bysiewicz said. “We have to send the right woman to Washington.”

McMahon’s campaign was quick to accuse Bysiewicz of having amnesia, reminding that when she was secretary of the state, she had no problem participating in the WWE’s voter drive, known as SmackDown Your Vote.

Team Linda even circulated a photograph of Bysiewicz yucking it up with then-World Wrestling Federation star Bradshaw at Hartford High School in May 2001.  The photo is part of a press release that is still posted on the website of the secretary of the state.

The McMahon camp also pointed out that Bysiewicz even wrote a letter on behalf of McMahon when she was being considered for a seat on the state Board of Education, for which she was nominated by then- Gov. M. Jodi Rell and then confirmed by the Legislature.

Here’s a copy of that letter:

A letter written in support of Linda McMahon's appointment to the State Board of Education by then-Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz.

Neil Vigdor