In the 2006 Second District Congressional race, The Day praised the dedicated work of Rep. Rob Simmons pointing out his valiant effort to save the Groton Submarine Base. However, after three terms it was time, the editors said, for a change.
Funny that during the 20-year reign of Sam Gedjensen The Day put his re-elections on auto-pilot. Perhaps now after three terms of Rep. Joe Courtney's rubber stamp the same editors will renew their call for a new congressional face by endorsing East Lyme First Selectman Paul Formica. But I won't hold my breath waiting for them to get hit over the head with their own double standard.