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Sure, Tom, I’ll Endorse You, But There’s Just One Thing…

By Mark Pazniokas

www.ctmirror.org

Trumbull – He allowed that his late mother would have been appalled, but John P. McKinney today dumped a bucket of ice water over the head of Tom Foley, living the dream of every politician who has ever dutifully attended a unity press conference the morning after losing a primary.

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State Sen. John McKinney drops a bucket of ice water today on GOP gubernatorial nominee Tom Foley. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Ctmirror.org photo

Ostensibly, it all was for charity. The ALS “ice bucket challenge” is a social media phenomenon, an old-fashioned chain letter updated for the age of selfies, Facebook and YouTube. The challenged have a choice: It’s either a cold shampoo – or pony up $100.

As McKinney explained it to Foley, who trounced McKinney the previous evening in the Republican primary for governor, the ritual is simple: With video rolling, those dared to take the challenge get to challenge three others.

“Then I get to have the fun,” McKinney said.

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