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Friday, June 18, 2010

What exactly is "it" that we can do?

Hartford Mayor Eddie Perez was found guilty on 5 of 6 charges and faces a maximum of 55 years at sentencing on September 10. Following his defenses lead of making inexplicable, preposterous statements, when asked if he had anything to say Perez replied "Yes we can" in Spanish. Nothing like pandering for some sympathy by flatly ripping off the slogan from one of the more successful political campaigns in recent memory.
I doubt the President would be too happy with his slogans being spouted by a convicted felon, but he's probably a little too busy right now to even acknowledge it. Somehow I don't think Eddie Perez will be inspiring the type of fanaticism that President Obama was able to muster with the slogan. Compare this statement with the "no crooks are coming to City Hall everyday" and its pretty easy to see why the public has such disdain for politicians along with defense attorneys.