He probably mistook it for a camera

Greenwich’s Senator Blumenthal, speaking on the importance of train safety, just misses being run over by a train.

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) had a close call with a passing Amtrak train on Friday during a press conference dedicated to commuter rail safety.

As Blumenthal stood behind Milford Mayor Ben Blake while he spoke, he narrowly dodged an oncoming train himself — inadvertently demonstrating the importance of, you know, staying behind that yellow line.

Interestingly, Blake was saying “safety as you know, is paramount” right as the train zipped by.

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15 responses to “He probably mistook it for a camera

  1. Anonymous

    hilarious. that was so close to being a government improving event.

  2. AJ Nock

    Damn! We just can’t catch a break.

  3. GPD Folk

    As Daffy Duck would say…”What a Maroon!”

  4. Professor Wagstaff

    The “Iron(y) Horse”.

  5. AJ

    Guess no one ever told the Senator that you’re not supposed to stand on the yellow paint, especially with your back to the direction of traffic, but then rules are just for the little people.

  6. the one time the train was not late

    run away train!

  7. Anon58

    Had that train been twelve inches more to the right, 50% of the newspaper photographers in the State would have ended up in the unemployment line.

  8. pulled up in OG

    Brylcreem . . . a little dab’ll do ya.

  9. sunbeam43

    Two boobs on the train!! Blake is just as imbecilic!

  10. housecat

    Aw, come on now boys. It was his first time on the train.

  11. IfTrainsHadSideMirrors

    No doubt there will be forthcoming emergency legislation to regulate that the Yellow Safety line increase In width from 12″ to 15″ and the hue be changed from standard OSHA Safety Yellow to OSHA Safety Yellow ANA 505.

    (you can’t fix stupid)

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