Sacred Cods and Holy Mackerals


Weekly Wednesday hearing
December 17, 2008, 6:08 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

Today is the third and final Transportation Committee hearing on possible reforms. And not a moment to soon. I had almost started to forget what it was like to sit in an arid hearing room for 5 straight hours.

Ah, but I shouldn’t complain. At least I still have a professional reason to sit in such a hearing.

Today’s topic should at least be somewhat interesting: raising the gas tax.

Heck even Howie Carr last night said it should be done in place of a toll hike. I almost drove my minivan into a tree when I heard that. I thought maybe “All Things Considered” had started simulcasting on WRKO.

Anyway, what better way to celebrate the democratic process by doing some gambling along the way?

Here are some current odds:

Number of committee members who show up at least 15 minutes late: Over/under 3

Number of times Connecticut and it’s 43-cent-per-gallon gas tax is mentioned: over/under 7

Number of times the phrase “We can’t reform our way out of this problem”, or some variation of this theme, is uttered: over/under 8

Number of times James Aloisi’s name is brought up by someone not named Bob Hedlund or Mark Montigny: over/under 0.5

Number of times James Aloisi’s name is brought up by someone named Bob Hedlund or Mark Montigny: OFF THE BOARD

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