Danbury Mayor Skillfully Navigates Lunacy of I95 Morning Show Interview
A Mayor's job is to assist in enriching the lives of their community members. They're also tasked with making difficult decisions, keeping the public informed, answering tough questions and avoiding controversy.
A morning radio host's job is to disrupt, to upset, get attention, create havoc and make people laugh. On Thursday Morning (4/20/23), everyone was doing their job. Danbury Mayor Dean Esposito was appearing on the I-95 Morning Show in his weekly guest spot and we were feeling awfully froggy.
We asked the Mayor questions that were way off-color, we made statements that were simply out of line and he skillfully eluded bomb after bomb. Let's break down the deft reactions of Dean Esposito.
The Illegal Dentist
Days prior to our interview, Danbury Police arrested a man they say was performing dental procedures out of a Hat City Hotel room. After we made a few wise cracks, we pointed out why someone might to a fake dentist. I remarked that health insurance prices are out of control and there may be some people who are willing to take the risk because they cannot afford dental work. The Mayor did his best to dig out of a slippery line of conversation.
The Hard Drugs Remark
After the Mayor spoke about the city getting pitched on solar technology, it afforded me an opportunity. I made a comment about consumer trends in 2023, saying: "everyone wants to sell us solar panels, Skyrizi and cocaine." Listen to the Mayor's expert level pivot below.
The Strain Follow-Up
Ethan used the Mayor's hinge comment against him. After the Mayor used the topic of cannabis to get himself out of a jam, Ethan kicked him right back into the hole.
After Esposito survived another brutal conversational mine field, Dave used his pothead knowledge to take things a step further. His Largeness asked the Mayor if Danbury was in compliance with state weed laws.
Earlier in the interview, the Mayor mentioned that the city gets pitched on partnerships with big corporations all the time. I wanted to know if the Mayor would share a story about a terrible corporate pitch. He pulled some wild trickery and told a story of how former Mayor Mark Boughton almost fell for a bad one.
The Mayor is a good sport, especially because I know there are probably a good portion of his supporters who'd rather he didn't do our show. He handles it all with a certain cucumber cool. Life is too short not to laugh.
P.S. In high school, I had a teacher tell me I'd never amount to anything. I'd be very interested to hear what she though of this particular interview. I'm not suggesting this would CHANGE her mind, she'd probably view it as reinforcement to her argument. No, I just want her to hear it so she knows I'm still up the same s--- only now, someone pays me for it.
Listen to our entire interview with the Mayor below.