February 23, 2010

Colapietro angry about home show

State Sen. Tom Colapietro, a Bristol Democrat, said last night he was pretty upset to see the Republicans handing out pencils at the Bristol Home and Business Show this weekend.
Colapietro said the Central Connecticut Chambers of Commerce's show allowed the GOP to have a booth beside the veterans on a busy hallway, providing the Republicans with a unique base at the popular show.
"I'm a little put out with that," Colapietro said.
Republican state Senate contender Jason Welch said Sunday that he met Colapietro for the first time at the home show. Welch was at the booth handing out pencils and meeting potential voters.
Colapietro said he didn't like seeing that.
Colapietro told the Democratic Town Committee that as far as he knows the home show has always been off-limits for politics for its 25 year existence. "It's never been political -- never," the senator said.
"We didn't even know about it," Colapietro said to a packed room of Democrats at City Hall.
The party's city chairman, Elliott Nelson, said that it's hard to get volunteers to stay with a booth over a weekend.
But he said the party would have a booth at the Mum Festival in September. He said he'd sign Colapietro up to be there.
When the senator spotted me listening to his comments, Colapietro declared, "That was all off the record."
As I shook my head no, much of the room laughed.
Sorry, Tom, but nothing's off the record unless we agree beforehand. Let that be a lesson to all of you in the political racket.
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32 comments:

Anonymous said...

So it is ok for him to walk around and politic, but not ok for the Republicans to be there. How about the booth for the healthcare for everyone, which is a political group also. There was nothing stopping the Dems from having a booth at the Home Show.

Anonymous said...

sounds to me like Colapietro is getting nerous.

Anonymous said...

That's the problem, the good senator thinks everything he says is "off the record" as he looks so foolish and embarrassing in his statements.

Anonymous said...

quick...someone get Tommy a tissue!

Anonymous said...

This is the best we can do? What a baby. The dems should find someone to primary this guy!

Anonymous said...

Poor Tommy C..someone's always picking on me!

The Republicans are members of the Chamber and paid for the booth at the Home Show.

If the Dems are behind the times Tommy C should take it up with party leadership.

...Never been political..give me a break!

yawn every 2 years said...

it would be amazing to see colapietro at anything anyhow - except at election time, which explains the reason that he was at the home show.

Anonymous said...

He calls the Republicans Whinning?

Anonymous said...

Hey Tom - it seems your party in Bristol wants you out! They never even told you about the opportunity they had to have a booth at the home show. What does that tell you!

Anonymous said...

So according to Tom the Republicans should not have been allowed to have a booth at the home show because he did not know about it. Who does he think he is? The king of Bristol??

Anonymous said...

Guess Tommie is upset because Ward wants him out too!

Anonymous said...

He wss right and he will win no matter what dirty tricks the republicans try . And come on Naysayers. Have fun children.

Anonymous said...

Ho Hum politics as usual ! Too bad you jerks have to stoop to win anything.

Anonymous said...

Boy you guys are really brave (NOT) . You know his name and you hide behind this Blog. Really tough guys!

Anonymous said...

HaHa And they still can't win anything.

replace the toupe' said...

JERK!

dump the toupe' said...

What about the UAW's "Heathcare 4 Everyone" (one of the most aggressive, obnoxious bunch of left-wing ding-bats that ever disgraced the home show)?

I want THEM OUT!

Anonymous said...

No guts Republicans. Yawn again!

i would too said...

colapietro is even angry about being colapietro.

Anonymous said...

At least he has what you don't......Guts

A Proud Democrat said...

To The 5:51 Poster~I'm Sorry You Must Be Mistaken...He Has A Toupe' and NO GUTS!

Let's See If He Shows Up For The Mum Festival Booth and Hands Out Pencils(On His Tab) For The Democratic Town Committee...

Anonymous said...

Wrong again 10:24 we all know he has a toupe....so what and you are the one with no guts. Stop sniping and have the guts to say what or who you are. I rest my case!

Anonymous said...

10:21 I understand he likes shoe horns . He'll be there he said so at the DTC meeting. Will you?

A Proud Democrat said...

5:24AM Poster~I Will Be There With Bells On...

Anonymous said...

3:18 Well I guess we'll never know who you are unless you have bells on.

Anonymous said...

I'd have taken a pencil or a shoehorn from Tom, but I didn't see him there. Jason Welch planned ahead, spent the money on goodies, and was there to hand them out and greet the people. It seems he is more intelligent and works harder than Tom. Welch gets my vote.

Anonymous said...

I gotta admit that I never saw that politicized before and now that it is I won't go again! That wasn't intelligent at all just sneaky . It proves how sneaky the republicans are.

Anonymous said...

More lies and dumb ones at that. I saw Tom there and if you use your head you'll remember that he complained in the press. Yawn just more lies to make these jerks feel good. the can't tell the truth!

finally said...

look back and you'll see that the dems were there a couple of years also - maybe tom should stop worrying about what the gop does and get off his ass and, finally after all of these years, show us what he should have done - zonk, gone, history, not to run again, not to serve again, far removed from reality, ego-busted and mirror image busted.

Anonymous said...

March 1 Why don't you get off your dead ass and tell him? No guts ? Once again and what have you done for your community lately? I mean at all.

Anonymous said...

When are you idiots going to come up with some proof rather than your normal lies? Your credability is zero because you can't tell the truth......never could win anything because of that!

Anonymous said...

Again your obsession with Colapietro is showing! What did you say this had to do with the jobs issue? You hacks are a joke. Useless as usual.