Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Amann's wish for a no-show job gets "crushed"

I guess there was enough outcry from both the media and the public this weekend that now the Courant is reporting:

House Speaker Christopher G. Donovan, D-Meriden, and his predecessor, James A. Amann, said today that they have reconsidered Amann's appointment as a $120,000-a-year adviser to the speaker while he runs for governor.

Crusher gave some nonsense reason about not being able to vigorously campaign for Governor. But obviously that had nothing to do with it. Crusher just wanted one the reputedly many no-show jobs that exist in the state's perennially "bare bones" budgets.

Donovan also gave a nonsense reason claiming moral equivalency:

Other former legislators have returned to the Capitol in staff roles, including David Cappiello, a Republican senator who lost a congressional race last year. He is being paid about $100,000 by the Senate Republicans.

And while Chris "It wasn't a Quid Pro Quo! I didn't promise Crusher a no-show job in return for being Speaker two years early" Donovan has a legitimate gripe, arguments of moral equivalence resonate only with The Gang of 187. Anyone who doesn't live Under the Gold Dome sees this for what it is.

Now if we can only get Speaker Quid Pro Quo to apologize, then maybe we can move forward.

And compliments of CTNewsJunkie:

Tim White


Anonymous said...

He is nothing but an egotistical, arrogant SOB.
Lets see if he does the right thing and resign his job from the MS Society so he isn't taking money from those diagnosed with the illness.
I don't think he knows how to do the right thing though.

Anonymous said...

Some things stink so bad that even the sewers vomit them up!

Anonymous said...

are we letting the socialist Donovan off the hook for proposing this colossal waste of taxpayers money?

tim white said...

The press is all about Amann. Little mention of Speaker Quid Pro Quo.

The least he could do is apologize. Though when he simultaneously speaks on the Senate Rs, I don't see how they defend creating a position for Cappiello for $103k/yr.

Anonymous said...

It's not surprising to see that the politicos on both sides of the aisle are rewarded with BS jobs for big bucks taken out of the taxpayers pockets.

The fact that Donovan and Amman had the balls to propose the $100,000 job shows how out of whack things really are. Just how many BS jobs are we supporting?

Maybe if Rell got rid of all these leeches we wouldn't have a deficit.

And, MS should save themselves $60,000 and get rid of any other politicos they have on the payroll.

Anonymous said...

I can't see that there is a real buget problem when election losers get awarded $103,000 jobs.

I guess no matter how an election turns out, the candidate win in Currupticut.

jacker said...