On Tuesday I spoke with Rep. Joe Courtney, who represents the 2nd district, in his new Enfield office on Hazard Ave. Interestingly, the office was previously used during the 2006 campaign as Republican HQ! Here’s a picture of how it looked back then:
What is now Courtney’s Enfield office, as it looked in November, 2006
I will have the full interview up (complete with audio) on Monday, but I wanted to post a few segments now as a preview.
The first section is about whether there have been discussions about increasing the size of the armed forces. Rep. Courtney replied that such discussions were indeed going on, and that one of the benefits of having Rumsfeld, who wanted to keep the armed forces small, out of office was that the Secretary of Defense was now open to those ideas. (0:55)
The second segment is Rep. Courtney’s reaction to the presumed departure of Rob Simmons from the 2008 race. (1:24)
More to come on Monday!