May 6, 2008

Stop wasting gas, senator!

State Sen. Tom Colapietro's office got a call this morning from an irate constituent who was angry that the senator was using a state car and state gasoline to go to Home Depot. She'd apparently spotted the senatorial license plate on the vehicle.
Colapietro said there were two problems with the caller's argument:
1. It's his car, not the state's; and
2. He buys his own gas.
"Isn't that ridiculous?" the senator asked.
Colapietro said people are always searching for something to zing him on, but they should know he doesn't take advantage of his office.
"I don't even take a paper clip from here. I don't want anything the state has," Colapietro said.
He pointed out, though, that at least some of the statewide officers, including the governor and lieutenant governor, used state vehicles with state drivers.
So if people want to gripe, he said, that's where they should direct their calls.

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9 comments:

Anonymous said...

At least he doesn't go to Sporty's in it.

Anonymous said...

This is typical of te lack of knowledge that some pople have and show before they speak and/or write.

Anonymous said...

Poor Tommy can't take the heat.

Anonymous said...

He failed to mention that legislators get an "Expense Package" that more than covers his cost to drive to and from Hartford. He may pay for his own gas but only after he cashs his expense reimbursement check.

Anonymous said...

ALL Legislators!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Throw ALL the decedent bums OUT!

Anonymous said...

Yawn !!! What would you babies do without this blog and Colapietro to moan about ? You are really boring. Barnes is just another one of you ! No changes from Mocabee.

Anonymous said...

You hate mongers who are you and how much do you make ? DON'T WANT TO SAY ? What a bunch of ding dongsNo wonder you can't get elected and losing ground.Who would want to elect a bunch of faceless and useless wimps like you. LOL Keep up the good work R's.

Anonymous said...

Can't even pick on his car? Grasping at straws ?