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Thursday, June 23, 2005

Dan Malloy comes out swinging against Gov Rell

I've been on such a rampage over Rove's rhetoric, that I need to get back to Connecticut stuff.

Tobin Coleman for the Stamford Advocate reports on Malloy's critique of Rell's first year in office and needless to say, it wasn't very nice.

I guess it's safe to say that the campaign season is upon us...
Stamford Democratic Mayor Dannel Malloy yesterday criticized Republican Gov. M. Jodi Rell for saying she has no big disappointments after her first year in office.

That's "not realistic," Malloy said in a statement released yesterday.

"To have been governor for a full year, and to not have experienced any 'big disappointments' indicates the governor may well have expectations that are too low," Malloy wrote.


Malloy challenged Rell's leadership, saying she failed to keep the U.S. Naval Submarine Base in New London off the Pentagon's list of possible base closures, failed to enact property tax reform and has left 330,000 Connecticut residents without health care.

"The only two legislative issues she identified in that interview were failed hangovers from this past legislative session, and she offered nothing new to indicate how she would move them forward -- snarled campaign finance reform and an anemic out-of-touch transportation bill that barely begins to address the State's crisis on that front," Malloy wrote about Rell's comments.

Gov. Rell was pretty quick to respond to Malloys comments regarding the sub base.

"I don't think any of those concerns that were raised deserve a response," Rell said in an interview. "The only thing I would object to is on the sub base. We have worked very hard to keep us off the list. And this is a bipartisan issue, one that both Republicans and Democrats have been working on and we are preparing now to make our case. Now is not the time to be playing politics with a very serious issue."
Why do I have the feeling that this is going to be a long hot summer. If you think this is bad, wait till Attorney General Richard Blumenthal and the other candidates gets into the mix.