Fox Butterfield, is that you?

They seriously thought they could buy me for that little? It is to laugh!

They seriously thought they could buy me for that little? It is to laugh.

“Despite corruption, campaign reform encounters difficulty.”

They like it that way, dummy.

HARTFORD — Even as a recent influence-peddling trial laid bare the hold that money has over Connecticut politics and policy-making, state lawmakers have proposed bills to make it easier for candidates to get cash.

The changes chip away at campaign finance reforms passed into law in 2005 to combat the kind of corruption recently exposed during the trial of Robert Braddock Jr., former finance director for Democratic ex-state House Speaker Chris Donovan’s 2012 congressional bid.

Those involved testified they considered state politicians “whores” who could be bought with fat checks signed by false donors and envelopes filled with cash left in office refrigerators.

But even as the trial was taking place, some legislators were trying to find creative ways to legally funnel more money into their campaign coffers.

*Mr. Butterfield, NYT:

Butterfield is the eponym for “The Butterfield Effect”, used to refer to a person who “makes a statement that is ludicrous on its face, yet it reveals what the speaker truly believes,” especially if expressing a supposed paradox when a causal relationship should be obvious.[6] The particular article that sparked this was titled “More Inmates, Despite Drop In Crime” by Butterfield in the New York Times on Nov. 8, 2004.


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5 responses to “Fox Butterfield, is that you?

  1. Let’s also note the recent articles in the Greenwich Time by Scott Frantz and Tom Foley describing the dysfunction in our state’s budgeting, for which democrats bear the entire responsibility, since they dominate all branches of our poor state’s government.

  2. FF

    With all due respect to CBRE, they are one of maybe three national real estate firms who could be effective in selling these facilities. But yes, there are two more, so its hard to automatically state “corruption” as the snopes article states.