House Minority Leader Lawrence Cafero, R-Norwalk, came to the Capitol Press room Wednesday to disclose that he too had received a plate from former Gov. M. Jodi Rell.
Obviously the commemorative dinner plate inscribed with Rell’s signature and a picture of the Capitol is not something he plans on putting on his car. It’s not one of the low-digit license plates Rell gave out to her family and supporters in the last few weeks in office.
He said to his knowledge every governor since John Dempsey has handed out these license plates.
“It’s not my cup of tea, but neither is piercing or tattoos,” he joked. “What they do in Massachusetts is auction off these three-digit plates. They make a heck of a lot of money on it.”
Individuals who feel they were harmed by Gov. Dannel Malloy’s top staff members for disclosing the license plate numbers have every right to sue, but “I don’t know if we should be spending a lot more time on this,” Cafero said.
“I don’t think any heads should roll,” Cafero said. “I take Roy Occhiogrosso at his word that he didn’t know.”
But Cafero said what would go a long way to making Plategate go away is “a simple, ‘I’m sorry’.”
“Say you’re sorry, you made a mistake, it won’t happen again and let’s move on,” Cafero said.
Cafero said the apology should come from the person on Malloy’s staff that feels responsible for mistakenly releasing this information.
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