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Thursday, July 06, 2006

Moody is sooo screwed

Ah, why isn't this person fired yet and why is Gov. Rell defending her?
Legislators who control a General Assembly committee said Wednesday they believe that the governor's chief of staff, M. Lisa Moody, "misled" them by testifying May 16 she didn't read an ethics memo that it turns out she'd actually edited - adding they're "leaning" toward requesting a criminal perjury investigation.

"I think it's fair to say the consensus of the Democrats in our caucus today was that Lisa Moody did mislead the committee" during investigative hearings May 10-19, said Rep. Christopher Caruso, D-Bridgeport, co-chairman of the government administration and elections committee.

Caruso made the comment after a 90-minute meeting with House Speaker James Amann, D-Milford, and fellow Democrats who hold the majority on the committee. Caruso said the panel will take at least one more week to review additional e-mails they have requested, as well as other evidence. Then they will decide whether to request a criminal investigation of Moody by the chief state's attorney's office, reopen investigative hearings, or seek written sworn statements.

The fast-moving story took several sharp twists Wednesday:

Amann said that during a phone call from Gov. M. Jodi Rell Monday, the governor sought to convince him that Democrats should end their pursuit of Moody - and then she mentioned that Republicans are aware of Amann's office's possible misuse of state resources to distribute invitations at the Capitol for a campaign fundraiser. Amann said he interpreted her comment as a "hint" that Republicans would make trouble if Democrats didn't back off, and told Rell: "Governor, do what you think you have to do." He said he believed no violation had occurred.
Gov. Rell is playing hardball while ignoing the obvious...that her pal Lisa Moody lied in her testimony.

Things are getting very interesting and at this point, I think it's somewhat safe to say that Gov. Rell is playing with fire.