So, The Gov jet sets out to California last weekend to raise money for the Connecticut Democratic Party, which immediately raises all sorts of questions.
Why is The Gov going all the way across the country looking for money?
Who is paying for the trip?
Who is he going to see?
Wouldn't it be easier to just drive over to Greenwich?
While he is on the Coast, The Gov either crosses paths with, or does not cross paths with, a big time Democratic donor, who works for a company that does business with the state of Connecticut.
Given that these circumstances seem a bit confusing, here is how The Gov clarified this possible encounter to reporters:
"To the best of my knowledge, I did not solicit that person."
The Gov then went on to clarify the clarification saying:
"I think I did have contact with such a person but not in connection with raising, to the best of my knowledge, money for a Democratic cause."
Pop go the weasel words, right?
I mean, "I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky," right?
The Gov isn't even over the jet lag when one of the Republicans who wants to be The Gov, John McKinney, is all over this.
Republicans having been trying to brand The Gov as ethically challenged and political fundraising is as ethically challenging as it gets. Thank you, Citizen's United.
McKinney wants to know things like:
How many events did the Gov attend?
Where did he go?
Who did he see?
The Gov's response when pressed by reporters is, "Talk to the party," which is another way of saying, "Talk to the hand."