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Democrats Relish Return of Aniskovich.

Connecticut Democrats are ready for their Republican counterparts to install William Aniskovich as party chairman. They won’t soon exhaust the supply of pungent reminders of Aniskovich’s record during 14 years in the legislature.


1 Observer { 06.16.11 at 7:44 am }

I guess I don’t understand why Aniskovich’s past indiscretions are an issue in this race. He’s not running for public office. He’s running for the head of a party. Besides, does anyone really think that Aniskovich is the only man (or woman) in the General Assembly who had an affair?

Give the man and his family a break. How would you feel to have your family’s dirty laundry aired on the front page of the Hartford Courant? His kids are teenagers, for crying out loud.

2 Fuzzy Dunlop { 06.16.11 at 8:20 am }

Observer, I had the same reaction at first but then Kevin’s entire article. If this was just about adultery, then I would agree with you, it’s none of our business. But it goes beyond that. If he had inappropriate relations with an intern, then it’s a gross abuse of power. Most of the interns at the state capitol are young college kids. If he had inappropriate relations with a lobbyist, then there are grave ethical implications.

And finally, there is the Stonington mess and his unrepentant support for John Rowland. As party chairman, how will he have any authority at all when it comes to calling out Democrats for their inevitable ethical and moral lapses?

Kevin raises fair questions that, apparently, no one else in the party power structure cares about.

3 Observer { 06.16.11 at 8:50 am }

You’re right, those aren’t unimportant. If Stonington Institute has state contracts, that will seriously hamper his ability to raise money if he wins the election. “Unrepentant” support for Rowland has its ups and downs, in that it shows loyalty but also a blind eye to corruption.

That’s not the headline of this article, however. The headline was all about dragging a family’s private business through the mud. A story on Rowland or Stonington Institute alone would have been just fine.