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Monday, July 30, 2007

Has Chris Healy any shame?

I think I liked Chris Healy better when he was off the wagon...
One can only wonder where the liberal Democrats like Judiciary Chairmen Mike Lawlor, D-East Haven and State Sen. Andrew McDonald, D-Stamford, will take us in the next legislative session. My guess is the Democrats will call for more education funding, more funding for job training for convicted felons, more funding for parolee intervention programs and more task force studies on the disparity of sentencing along racial lines.

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To them violent crime is a social failure based on low minimum wage, lack of affordable health care and racism.
As you could expect, the outrage over GOP head mouth-piece and two-time striker's rant came quick and Gabe drops the biggest bomb on the shameless one over at CTLP.
Six days after a brutal triple murder, Republican State Party Chairman Healy has evidently decided that the healing process has progressed to the point that it would be helpful to blame the tragedy on “liberal Democrats” like former prosecutor Mike Lawlor (one can’t help but wonder where Mr. Healy came by enough piercing, self-confident insight into the criminal justice system to lock horns with people who actually know what they are talking about… ).

I would say that he should be ashamed of himself, but what is the point? I think it is safe to speculate that someone who can’t wait a week before seizing on a man’s pain at the murder of his family to further his own political agenda has a severely debilitated sense of shame.

To make such a horrible tragedy a political issue is about as low you one person can go...but in terms of Healy, I'll sure he'll prove me wrong.