More GOP Turmoil?

Did Chris Healy just take another swipe at Gov. Rell? Mark Pazniokas over at Capitol Watch thinks so:

Republican State Chairman Chris Healy is zinging Gov. M. Jodi Rell’s administration again with his blog.

He is aghast at the $635 million agenda for this Friday’s bond commission meeting, giving a public voice to the private grumblilng of some Republicans. If the state is broke, shouldn’t all borrowing stop? they ask.

“What’s another $635 million among friends?” Healy asks.

It’s hard to read the blog posting as anything but a shot at Rell, since she controls the bond agenda.

You can read the blog entry for yourself and make up your own mind. I personally don’t think it’s quite that bad. But it seems that now, following the fallout over Rob Simmons nearly losing his job, reporters and others are going to start looking much more closely for signs of strife within the party.

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13 responses to “More GOP Turmoil?

  1. Looks like a total fake attention grab to me. Paznoikas himself seems interested in the interesting things requesting money that really shouldn’t. Besides, these bonding proposals are requested by all legislators anyway – not just Republicans.

    There’s nothing in the piece by Healy that indicates anything towards Rell at all – but at the proposals submitted by House and Senate Democrats (mostly, by virtue of their ‘mostly’ status). In fact, I recall in past years the bonding commission often delays a number of projects

  2. Do you really think Ghengis that reporters are going to start looking for strife within the Republican party? You don’t think they will have their hands full investigating Sen. Dodd’s mortgage deal or his questionable donations from Freddie and Fannie? Or what about his stellar oversight of the Banking industry?

    Will they have time when they still haven’t focused on Joe Crisco’s forgery? or Rep. O’Connor’s DUI or what they heck Rick Mellita does at the LOB besides talk to Mark Pazniokas all day? Do you really think they will have time to get to the bottom of this strife? What about when Joe Lieberman says something positive about a Republican are they going to have time to write about this?

  3. Why are we focusing on the infighting of the Republican party? We are in a position of super-minority. Where is the media coverage on the hemorrhaging of jobs the state is suffering from? Proctor and Gamble are cutting 350+ jobs in Stamford, Waterbury loses 40 MANUFACTURING jobs, UTC (a CT based company) is cutting 200+ jobs in the Aero-Space industry. (A sector of the economy that we are supposed to be good at)

    The super-majority Democrats stood up on their “record” this year of job growth and economic prowess; employment growth in the GOVERNMENT sector is not good for the economy. Its time the citizens of this state to wake up and question the entrenched majority on why the economy and budget are burring while they play the fiddle!

  4. AndersonScooper

    Looks like Shays’ campaign manager Michael Sohn is the embezzler:
    http://www.courant.com/news/local/statewire/hc-ap-ct-shays-financesdec10,0,30297.story

  5. [quote comment=”39152″]Looks like Shays’ campaign manager Michael Sohn is the embezzler[/quote]

    The alleged embezzler. I think a couple of CCSU kids could teach you a lesson on rushing to judgment.

  6. [quote comment=”39142″]Looks like a total fake attention grab to me. Paznoikas himself seems interested in the interesting things requesting money that really shouldn’t. Besides, these bonding proposals are requested by all legislators anyway – not just Republicans.

    There’s nothing in the piece by Healy that indicates anything towards Rell at all – but at the proposals submitted by House and Senate Democrats (mostly, by virtue of their ‘mostly’ status). In fact, I recall in past years the bonding commission often delays a number of projects[/quote]

    I don’t think you understand how the bond process works.

    The legislature submits to the governor a list of bond requests. The governor then gets to pick and choose which requests get funding.

    The governor this week released a list of the requests that she will approve at the bond commission meeting on Friday. Healy was criticizing anything being approved at all. Therefore, he was criticizing Rell. It has nothing to do with the legislature. No bonding has to get approved at all if Rell didn’t want it to be approved.

    It was definitely a swipe at Rell by Healy.

  7. AndersonScooper

    Yeah Dobb, I’m sure Shays called in the FBI on a whim.

    Of course in some bizarro world it could turn out that Shays was the thief. He is that broke…

  8. It was definitely a swipe at Rell by Healy.

    Nope.

  9. [quote comment=”39153″][quote comment=”39152″]Looks like Shays’ campaign manager Michael Sohn is the embezzler[/quote]

    The alleged embezzler. I think a couple of CCSU kids could teach you a lesson on rushing to judgment.[/quote]
    Calm down.

  10. [quote comment=”39157″]It was definitely a swipe at Rell by Healy.

    Nope.[/quote]

    well you’ve convinced me!

    get out of denial. she is the chairman of bonding. he was harshly criticizing the fact that more bonding was being released. who released more bonding? the chairman of bonding! and who is the chairman of bonding? i think i covered that already.

  11. well you’ve convinced me!

    Watch his style.

    When he attacks there’s nothing particularly subtle about it.

    You either don’t know his style, or are intentionally ignoring it.

    When Chris Healy attacks it’s as obvious as a mortar round through a window.

    In person, on his feet and on attack, he’s fabulous.
    We could charge admission at state central for it.

  12. AN[quote comment=”39154″][quote comment=”39142″]Looks like a total fake attention grab to me. Paznoikas himself seems interested in the interesting things requesting money that really shouldn’t. Besides, these bonding proposals are requested by all legislators anyway – not just Republicans.

    There’s nothing in the piece by Healy that indicates anything towards Rell at all – but at the proposals submitted by House and Senate Democrats (mostly, by virtue of their ‘mostly’ status). In fact, I recall in past years the bonding commission often delays a number of projects[/quote]

    I don’t think you understand how the bond process works.

    The legislature submits to the governor a list of bond requests. The governor then gets to pick and choose which requests get funding.[/quote]

    Right. Exactly what I said.

    The LEGISLATURE passes funding requests. Who’s in the legislature? mostly Democrats. Not that that matters, because the requests typically (although not always) involve school and bridge projects. They also often include revitalization and other town-specific economic venture. Sometimes the requests are much more nefarious though, as Healy asserts and is correct about.

    The simple fact that those ideas were even brought up in the first place is the assertion.

  13. The key part you missed from the article is this:

    “He is aghast at the $635 million [b]agenda[/b] for this Friday’s bond commission meeting…”

    The AGENDA is to tackle the list of projects given to them- not what they’ve approved. Note from the article, they haven’t met yet. In other words, his blog is pertinent because action can still be taken to call into question the money for the YMCA in Branford or the Southington Drive-in.

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