Sunday, March 2, 2014

Obama announces Connecticut event

President Obama plans to fly to Connecticut later this week.

Via the Hartford Courant:
President Barack Obama will speak at Central Connecticut State University on Wednesday in an effort to garner support for increasing the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour. 
The visit was announced Saturday by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's office, which said the president would be joined in New Britain by Gov. Deval L. Patrick of Massachusetts, Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee of Rhode Island and Gov. Peter E. Shumlin of Vermont.
Strikes me on a couple of levels...

It's  been reported the prez didn't have time to attend a weekend security briefing on the Ukraine. But he's gonna fly to Connecticut to pimp for a hike in minimum wage.

 Do any of the four governors announced as part of Wednesday's event have any concern that the president is arguably neglecting an international crisis yet he devotes so much time to things like fundraisers, a student film festival and political rallies on college campuses?

Second point: Is Obama trying to lend Malloy some star power on another issue to help distract from the growing concerns of non-compliance with Connecticut's gun registration law?

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