Argentina- A few hours ago on Facebook, our esteemed and HISPANIC (NOT!) State Rep. Matthew Lesser let the public know his feelings during Governor Malloy's signing of an ethics bill, "Important legislation and I'm proud to have played a role in this passage." What's the big deal Insider,? I bet 1/3 of our over 2,000 daily readers are asking themselves about Lesser's posting and grandstanding as per his usual practice. He tweets and Facebooks to his fans whenever he looks at himself in the mirror, why is this anything new?
If one checks out Che Guevara's- er, Lesser's Facebook page, they will find the man claiming to be part of the House Assembly's Spanish Caucus because he allegedly has Argentinian ties on his mother side. One could sit here and make a ton of jokes referring to the thousands of members of the National Socialist (Nationalsozialismus) party that took refuse in Argentina after World War II ended in 1945. Seriously, Matt looks more Aryan (German) than a product from Argentina, but hey if it gets the old boy votes god bless him. Anybody remember that scene with Gregory Peck from The Boys from Brazil when the little Hitler clone chucked the guy down the stairs?
The real culprit in this piece happens to be former CT Deputy Speaker of the House Jim O'Rourke who felt that it would be a wonderful idea to comment and take credit for some of these ethics bills finding their way to the house in Hartford. The question The Insider has for Mr. O'Rourke: What the hell are you smoking?
|"¿Matt, usted no podría estar parado detrás de mí que me está poniendo nerviosa?"|
Let's recap Jim O'Rourke's ties to ethics:
On the night of January 21, 2009, O'Rourke was allegedly involved in events related to the hypothermia death of a 41 year old Rocky Hill woman. O'Rourke said the woman got in his car at a local bar and he tried to drive her home, but she got out of the car and planned to walk the rest of the way home. The woman was found dead by a cross country skier. Local police did not immediately charge O'Rourke with any crime related to this incident.
On April 30, 2009, The Hartford Courant reported local police were seeking to issue a warrant to charge O'Rourke with negligent homicide for his role in the incident. The following day, House Speaker Christopher Donovan announced he had suspended O'Rourke from his post as Deputy Speaker.
The state's attorney ultimately declined to prosecute O'Rourke for his role in this incident. However, in February 2010 the decedent's estate filed a wrongful death lawsuit against O'Rourke and the bar in which the incident occurred
Let's get real! Having Jim O'Rourke making comments about ethics is like Dan Drew claiming he hurt his shoulder saving all the lost souls in the dunk tape at Wesley School.
What the heck is going on with Mr. Digger McDuff's? .. ETHICS! He definitely is smoking something!ReplyDelete
Let’s rehash Mr. O’Rourkes story of that fateful night.ReplyDelete
After attending a UCONN basketball game in Hartford, he decides to go to a Cromwell bar to “socialize”, not go home to his wife and 2 young daughters.
Sometime shortly after a midnight there was an altercation in the bar (reportedly not related to Jimmy) and Jimmy decides to leave the bar before the Popo came. Or was he helping the patron flee the scene??
According to Jimmy the patron was locked out by the bar and she jumped into the back of his car with no jacket in about 8 degree weather. Being the good and ethical man he is, he decides to drive her home but the problem is, he does not know where she lives (according to Mr. Ethics). Why he just did not wait until Cromwell PD to show up at the bar and sort everything out is beyond me. Maybe there was something there that Jimmy did not want Cromwell PD to know about?
During the ride home, supposedly the patron gets violent and runs out of Jimmy’s car into the frigid evening with no coat or shoes. Jimmy thinks, hey, this looks close to where she lives so I will just go home, no worries, I have done all I can do to help her. Why he does not call 911 to report a not well dressed for 8 degree weather person, just ran out of my car and maybe they should look for her is another huge question. Maybe he thinks the police are incompetent?
So the woman turns up dead the next day and Jimmy (after talking to his lawyer) finally fesses up that he had something to do with the woman’s death. Jimmy tries to spin it as he was just trying to be a good Samaritan and really, he did nothing wrong. Actually he should win a gold star because he is such a great guy. His lawyer goes on TV to try and claim that Jimmy is the victim here, not the woman he left to freeze to death.
Jimmy uses his massive political capital (buddy buddy with smoke shop Donovan) to not be charged in her death and continues to claim, hey I was just trying to help a fellow person flee the scene of a possible crime at a bar and drive her home and leave her out in a frigid night with no jacket on to freeze to death. Now I see how Mr. O’Rourke is a beacon of ethics.
And do not leave Cromwell PD out of this story of just helping a fellow human. They respond to an incident at a local bar when the temperature is 8 degrees out. It is reported the person left with an unidentified person and she leaves behind her coat and purse at the bar, so what do they do. They call her home and leave a message to let her know they have her coat and purse. Amazing work by Cromwell PD. Did they know who she left with and this was not the first time? Did they just feel like not following up with anyone to make sure she got home OK? Why not work with Rocky Hill to have them check on her well being?
Glad to know that Jimmy O. is just trying to help out fellow citizens at 1:00 a.m. on a frigid night. Remember ladies, if you are in Cromwell and it is 1:00 a.m. and 8 degrees out, call O’Rourke taxi service.
Fantastic piece Insider people!ReplyDelete