In One Eye

Saturday, June 21, 2003
 
This may not be the smoking gun, but it's certainly damning.
Former State Treasurer Paul J. Silvester testified in court Friday that he steered state pension investments in exchange for a major campaign fund-raising event for Gov. John G. Rowland and to benefit influential Rowland supporters ...

Silvester said it was clear that Rowland's campaign money was contingent on the state investment.

"There was a connectedness between the two," Silvester testified.

Silvester closed the $75 million Apollo deal on April 19, 1998. In less than two weeks, Mack hosted a $50,000 fund-raiser for Rowland in New York.
For God's sake, California wants to get rid of its governor because he happens to be a Democrat. Is it too much to ask that Connecticut get rid of its governor because he happens to be a crook?