The gentleman pictured on today’s online version of Greenwich Time is Greenwich resident and jogger Richard Blumenthal, currently serving as one of Connecticut’s United States Senators. That’s fine – what better way to start one’s morning than by reflecting on the merits of our town’s slickest, most ambitious politician, but the headline reads, “Connecticut lawmakers blocking tax break”. The issue is the capital gains treatment of so-called “carried interest” for hedge funds and you can take your choice whether you think that’s a good idea or not, but the article itself says that neither Blumenthal nor Lieberman has taken a position on the subject. So why illustrate the article with a mug shot of Blumenthal?
I have no idea of the motive for this, I just find it curious.