Snow White Unleashed. Rell Says Malloy “Lies”.
Former Governor M. Jodi Rell is not happy with her successor. She says Democratic Governor Dannel P. Malloy “lies,” Daily Ructions has learned from delighted witnesses. The popular Republican, long silent on political races during and after her 6 1/2 years as governor, astounded a Waterbury crowd of about 125 Wednesday night with her stark assessment of Malloy.
Rell told the crowd that Malloy (mocking his changing first name from Dan to Dannel back to Dan along the way) did not inherit a massive budget deficit from her. It was the Democratic legislature that created the deficit. Rell pointed out that whoever is elected governor in November will face a large deficit next year.
Rell brought Malloy’s opprobrium on herself. She declined to do much to help her lieutenant governor, Michael Fedele, in his unsuccessful 2010 campaign for governor. Rell then sat out the fall campaign between Republican Tom Foley and Malloy. Many observers believed if Rell had cut an ad for Foley, he might not have lost to Malloy by 6,000 votes four years ago.