Has Maria Pereira Jumped the Shark?

I guess former Working Families Party mouthpiece and Internet troll Maria Pereira is willing to sacrifice everything she and her former Working Families Party buddies hold dear, just to see incumbent Gov. Dan Malloy fail.

Putting aside everything she’s ever publicly said, Pereira has decided to endorse GOP gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley.

Yes, you read that right. According the New Haven Register’s blog Divided Connecticut, Pereira “endorsed” Foley. And here I was thinking that giving out endorsements was reserved for local town councils, respected news organizations and, you know, people who actually matter.

Keep in mind, this is the same Tom Foley who said that “we don’t need an increase to improve the schools in Connecticut” because public schools get “plenty” of money; the very same candidate who asked “when is the Wisconsin moment going to come to Connecticut?’‘ The same Tom Foley who flat-out said, we “need to get rid of tenure” during a 2010 debate.

One has to wonder, what exactly Pereira is trying to accomplish with this endorsement?

Sure she’s been vocal about her disdain for Governor Dannel P. Malloy, but she’s also been vocal about her stances on charter schools and unions — neither of which mesh well with Foley’s.

I thought I’d seen everything this campaign season, but clearly I’ve underestimated local “rock star” Pereira’s thirst for personal vindication above all else — apparently even above her own self-professed convictions.



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