Lamont: Seize The Opportunity. You’re Not Here Forever

From Chris Keating, Hartford Courant

Days before his inauguration, Lamont met with The Courant at his transition office in New Haven to discuss his life, his future, the state budget deficit and the problems facing Connecticut. Lamont will provide further details on his vision Wednesday in the State of the State Address and in mid-February when he unveils his budget proposal.

What perspective have you gained from turning 65?

“First, John Lennon said never trust anybody over 30. So I passed that benchmark. Then Paul McCartney sings, ‘Will you still need me, will you still feed me, when I’m 64?’ I passed that benchmark. There’s no more Beatles songs left in my demographic. … You turn 65, and you get the Medicare form. Seize the opportunity. You’re not here forever. As I used to say in the campaign, you’re not doing this as a stepping stone. At my age, you’re doing this to get it right for the first time in a generation. Let the chips fall where they may. Who cares? Get it right. When you’re 65, you don’t care–blame, credit. I’m not doing it for blame or credit. I’m doing it to fix the state I love.”

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  1. I hope he stays true to that. If Governor Ned wants to fix the state he loves, he will need to make tough choices and occasionally piss off his own party. If he can do that, the State might suck a little less, and that’s a good thing!

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