Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Inaugaration Today

So Mayor Stewart is being sworn into his 4th term today. Governor Rell is coming down to do the honors. Would have been nice to be able to go and see the event, sadly work being what it is I have somewhere else that I need to be. It will be interesting to see what happens over the next few months as the new Council gets down to business. I hope to attend a fair number of the meetings so I can stay abreast of the issues.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Sour grapes and astute observations...

In the New Britain Herald there was this article. Which contained some really good quotes from Democrat and former Mayor William McNamara that I wanted to share.

"[O'Brien] is a very good man and an experienced legislator, there’s no doubt about that,” McNamara said. “Unfortunately, there was a perception by people on the street that he had aligned himself with ACORN and that cost him.”

“With that connection and the fact that he is a good legislator but doesn’t have any executive experience he found himself in trouble,” McNamara said. “Stewart played it very smart and ran on his record. Taxes are stable, the city is improving and people that I spoke with didn’t see any reason to change horses in mid-stream."

There were two other quotes that also struck me as very interesting. and with these I'm quoting the article's author James Craven.

"O’Brien was contacted for his comments for this article but did not return calls."
"John McNamara, chairman of the Democratic Town Committee, also did not return a call Wednesday."

Makes one wonder where they were and what they were doing...

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Like a bad movie character...

Tim O'Brien tweeted last night at 10:54 "thanks the thousands of people who voted for me today. We came a little short... this year." (view his feed here.) This year? He sounds like Dr. Claw from the old Inspector Gadget Cartoons.

Does he honestly think people are going to take him seriously with that type of rhetoric? He wasn't able to buy and scam his way into the Mayor's office this time he won't be able to do it next time.
I'm a bit late to the posting blitz, but with the flu and all I crashed before the absentee votes could be tallied and the results read. I'm very happy that despite his shady tactics, his PAC funding, his deceptive mailers, and his ACORN goons Tim O'Brien was unable to secure a victory for himself. Considering the Republicans looked to have also picked up two seats on the Council, that is a big change, and a change that could mean good things for this city.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

I voted today, did you?

This morning my wife and I went out and voted despite the fact that I'm running a fever over 100 and have been for the past few days. Voting is far more important than the flu. But don't worry, I wore a mask to hopefully keep from spreading the flu to anyone else.