Why would People magazine pay for Gov. Malloy's trip to the White House Correspondents Dinner in the first place? I'm looking at past issues. Is his wife having a baby? Has he invented something that will make our lives easier? Is he getting a divorce? Has he been called the sexiest man alive? Is he one of the 100 most beautiful? Is he hanging around with Justin Bieber? Are they doing a story on the governor's private world? Has he died? Has he been naughty? Has he vanished without a trace? Is he starring in a Twilight movie? Is he gay? Has he lost 100 pounds? Has someone been murdered at the state house? Has he had a tragic accident?
We can add to the cost all the high-priced lawyers opining on the ethics of it, not to mention the governor's security detail. People magazine didn't pay for that. The Dems put a nice twist on it though. They said the magazine gave a gift to the people of Connecticut by paying for the trip. That's right, a gift. Gosh, thank you so much People magazine. We probably couldn't afford that initial $1,234 anyway.
The Republicans are on the case. They see it as a clear violation of the ethics laws, which leads me to another question. Why do the Republicans see the Democrats' violations so clearly but not when it's one of their own in hot water? Don't bother. I know the answer.
The governor put the issue to rest by writing a personal check for $1,234.62 while grumbling about the whole thing. Two more questions: who's paying for the lawyers and the state police security detail and my original question: why would People magazine pay for the trip in the first place? There can only be one answer. He's going to be in the movie version of "50 Shades of Gray."Copyright © 2015, CT Now