Monday, April 25, 2005

The Democratic machine, alive and well in New Haven
Take a look at this piece from Friday's Yale Herald, profiling the way Dan Weeks was driven down by machine politics in the elm city. Despite it's at times terrifying prose, the article does a fairly decent job of outlining how Weeks got screwed by a machine that has dominated New Haven for decades. It's important to keep this in mind as Mayor DeStefano runs for government—he has lived his entire life under this system, and would likely have no qualms about trying to bring it to the state level.

Full disclosure: Weeks is a close friend of mine, and though we disagree on just about every issue of public policy, I respect him a great deal and really regret that he was so mistreated in his recent bid for office.

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