LTE: Coutu should stop the petty politics

posted Sep 25, 2012, 11:59 AM by Sam Gilchrist
Norwich, Conn. —

What a fight is going on in the 19th Senatorial District. Cathy Osten and Chris Coutu both want the seat opened by Edith Prague’s retirement.
Mr. Coutu seems to think that any publicity is good publicity for his campaign. In Sprague, where Mr. Coutu’s face is hardly seen except around elections — and then only on his campaign signs — he recently appeared at a Board of Selectmen’s meeting to help a constituent who was upset over what might be, as Mr. Coutu put it, a “frightening abuse of executive power.” In case you didn’t know, that’s what Coutu calls it when a town’s chief of police, who just happens to be First Selectman Osten, his opponent in this race, installs a stop sign for public safety. Yes, a stop sign.
Politicizing petty issues for political gain. It’s what Mr. Coutu does best. That’s the sign voters should stop and think about.


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