Get Your Kicks On Paul Manafort Drive: City Will Not Rename Street

Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and his wife Kathleen arrive at the Prettyman Federal Courthouse January 16, 2018 in Washington, DC. Manafort and his former business partner Richard Gates both pleaded not guilty last year to a 12-charge indictment that included money laundering and conspiracy.
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 16: Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort arrives at the Prettyman Federal Courthouse January 16, 2018 in Washington, DC. Manafort and his former business partner Richard Gates were in... WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 16: Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort arrives at the Prettyman Federal Courthouse January 16, 2018 in Washington, DC. Manafort and his former business partner Richard Gates were indicted on charges that included money laundering and conspiracy. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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After ostrich-skin jackets, the city of New Britain, Connecticut may be the strangest thing to have attracted attention from the Paul Manafort trial, according to a Wednesday Hartford Courant report.

The city, located southwest of Hartford, has a street called “Paul Manafort Drive,” named after the currently relevant Paul Manafort’s father, a former mayor.

A petition was started back in November, when Manafort Jr. was indicted, to change the name to George Springer Drive in honor of the New Britain resident turned Astros star.

Despite the small movement, Mayor Erin Stewart told the Courant that there are no plans to rename the street.

“The street is named after the father,” she said. “Mr. Manafort served the city for a long time, he was a war veteran. You can’t control what your kids do and what they don’t — that doesn’t take away from the service that the father gave to the city.”

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  1. Seems fair enough, his father was an upright citizen…

  2. Are the sins of the child to be visited upon the father? No, no, a thousand times no!

  3. And the other way as well.

  4. I assume Manafort Sr. is no longer with us. So he doesn’t have to see what his lovely son has been up to.

    At least they won’t want for retail development. “The Manafort Cross-Bar and Grilled.” I can see the concept for this restaurant now.

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