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Thursday, May 25, 2006

Where's the outrage? Where's the media?

1. Why is the media ignoring the Lisa Moody story?

2. Where are Malloy or DeStefano and why are they not turning up the heat on Rell to fire Moody?

Dan, pull out the bullhorn, jump on the chairs and make some noise like you did at the convention. The Democrats at the Capital gave you and DeStefano a gift with Moody's shaky testimony yet you guys aren't using it to your advantage.

If you want to win some points with the public and have a chance against Rell, then go after Moody. Please spend less time attacking each other and take aim at the governor...it's a easy target right now.

I guess us bloggers and us int he online medis will have to do the job since the traditional media is once again asleep at the wheel. I'll let Christine Stuart of CTNewsJunkie take the first shot (note: this is from May 16).
Gov. M. Jodi Rell's Chief of Staff M. Lisa Moody left at least one General Administration and Elections Committee member perplexed by her testimony Tuesday about her role in a Rell campaign fundraiser.

“Here’s an individual who admits launching this shake down of political appointees,” and “I’m being lead to believe she can’t recall all the facts,” Rep. Christopher Caruso, D-Bridgeport, said following the three-hour hearing.

“Maybe I’m sitting in a different room but a lot of people seem to be covering their tracks on this issue,” Caruso said.

Caruso was referring to the "I don't recall" comments by Moody. "I think you know everything that goes on in your office," Caruso told Moody.

According to the State Elections Enforcement Commission report, Moody’s executive assistant, Dan Moreland, who testified last Thursday, told the Chief State’s Attorney - who also investigated the matter - that he heard bits and pieces of a conversation between Department of Public Utility Control Commissioner Ann George and Moody the day the invitations were handed out.

According to the report, Moreland heard George say, “Are you nuts?” to which Moody replied, “It’s after 5 p.m.”

When questioned Tuesday, Moody said she didn’t recall the conversation. “I can’t speak to what he heard,” she said.

"This was a major event in her life that she apologizes for and she can't recall the details," Caruso said. He said Moody must have known the law she violated existed before she violated it if she was saying, "It's after 5 p.m." in addition to having the invitations delivered to her car instead of her office.

I'll let Stuart continue...
Rep. Michael Lawlor, D-East Haven, said it was brought up that some of the commissioners, who Moody asked to distribute the invitations, felt pressured to agree to distribute them.

Department of Administrative Services Commissioner Linda Yelmini testified Friday that she felt Moody had given her a “direct order.”

“I don’t know why they’re afraid of me,” Moody said. “Given my title and my relationship with the governor I can somewhat understand,” however, “I don’t want to be feared; I want to be respected.”

She said she has apologized numerous times and would take it all back if she could. “What I did was wrong,” she said. “And had I known, I certainly would not have done it.”
Ah, yeah right. Moody is well-known for her hard core tactics when it comes to shaking the money tree which is why she is on Rell's team. Do you honestly believe she didn't know she was doing something wrong?

Look, I'll leave it there for now but let me just say that this story came from a online reporter and there is much more to this story, believe me.

I'll take you by the hand and show you much more later. I'm just getting started...all I can say is thank goodness for CT-N.