It seems that if a thing will not generally offend common people, shamelessly advance himself, or assert his deluded sense of righteousness and brilliance over the common man that he clearly holds as stupid, it is not a thing worth doing.
As CT News Junkie reports today, Rep. Chris Caruso, in his capacity as Chairman of the GAE Committee, has sent a letter to the Waterbury Chamber of Commerce inquiring about their hiring of former Governor John G. Rowland. The letter, co-authored by his GAE vice chair Diana "Bullhook" Urban, asks a lot of questions they have no authority to require answers to, but culminates with an impressive assertion:
"As legislators, it is our obligation to diligently protect public funds." That is most impressive rhetoric! And a fascinating position for he and Urban to take after so heatedly advocating the use of over $10 million of these funds every campaign season to buy bumper stickers, lawn signs, postcards, and other political junk.
Yesterday, Caruso's GAE Committee discussed and approved a bill that he introduced that would establish the same standards for a court order on a new primary as a court order for a new election. Caruso introduced this bill as a result of his personal experiences in being unable to sue his way into the Bridgeport mayor's office.
The irony is, on the same day's agenda was a bill that prohibits a lobbyist from sitting on a board or commission. Presumably because they would have the very kind of conflict of interest Caruso has in introduing a bill of personal interest and benefit to him.
Life as Chris Caruso must be easy. If you win, profess superiority. If you lose, sue someone. If someone disagreees with you, question their character. Best of all, if you and someone else do the same thing, they are wrong and you are right.