Ho, ho, ho. Or should it be ha, ha, ha? Time to fill the annual OIB stocking stuffers for those city, state and national pols who’ve been naughty and nice, although I prefer to salute the naughty.
First up, a gold-plated plow for Mayor Bill Finch, plus anchovy pizza (Bill loves anchovy) with San Marzano tomatoes for the rest of his life and a guided angelic tour of all national parks by his architectural hero Frederick Law Olmsted, for his mighty fine snow removal effort during the season’s first major storm. Hey, if Yahooy and John from Black Rock say his honor did a nice job, that’s okay by me. Kudos, also, to Public Facilities Director Charlie Carroll.
Former Mayor John Fabrizi, a treasurer to form a Fabs 2011 Election Committee.
State Rep. Chris Caruso, a message for 2011.
Probate Judge Paul Ganim, a pardon from George Bush. (Hey, can I have one of those?)
Former Mayor Joe Ganim, a commuted sentence from George Bush (Joe’s served enough).
State Sen. Rob Russo, another special election. We know he can win those.
Michael Sohn, Chris Shays’ former campaign manager, absolution in the Himalayas. (Is Mikey coming back?)
Keith Cougie Rodgerson, a concert tour in lieu of a city paycheck.
City Councilman Bob Walsh, a shoe to throw at City Council President Tom McCarthy.
Tom McCarthy, a shoe to throw back.
Maura Keaney, Jim Himes’ former campaign manager, a phone to return my calls.
Finch Press Secretary Elaine Ficarra, same thing.
Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa, a mayor that will talk to him.
Republican Town Chair Marc Delmonico, voter registration that rivals Mario.
Democratic Vice Chair Dorothy Guman, an apology from former Chair John Stafstrom.
Congressman-elect Jim Himes, a pit bull to protect him from city pols demanding jobs.
Congressman Chris Shays, a job offer from Barack.
Economic Development Director Don Eversley, a map to find city hall.
State Rep. Bob Keeley, earplugs for his new teaching assignment.
State Rep-elect Auden Grogins, a babysitter for her dog Harold when she’s in Hartford.
Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, a pair of balls to run for governor.
Joe Lieberman, retirement.
Jim Amann, Democratic gubernatorial candidate, a reminder he was born in Bridgeport.
Governor Rell, a shrink to help her cope with the budget mess.
City taxpayers, a federal bailout, a sludge deal that makes sense, Steelpointe, Canyon-Johnson, Congress Street Bridge, Pleasure Beach Bridge, Seaview Avenue corridor, and Jasper McLevy reborn.
Jasper McLevy, a snow plow!
Okay, your turn.