March 24, 2010

Wordless Wednesday: Connecticut State Lawmakers Fiddle While Rome Burns

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Villager said...

The photograph is real and was taken by Associated Press photographer Jessica Hill. Connecticut State Representatives Barbara Lambert and Jack F. Hennessy were playing solitaire on their laptop computers during a Monday night session of the state assembly. Hill took the photograph on August 31, 2009 from the back of the historic Hall of the House in Hartford, CT as lawmakers convened to vote on a new budget for the fiscal year.

According to a September 8, 2009 article in the Hartford Courant, the embarrassed Hennessy apologized in a letter to Bridgeport residents admitting to bad judgment and calling his actions inexcusable.