A governor who touts ethics in government as one of her highest priorities wouldn't be expected to throttle an ethics investigation in its crib. But that's exactly what Gov. M. Jodi Rell is trying to do by chastising Democrats who ask questions about the misconduct of her chief of staff, M. Lisa Moody.
We can imagine the likes of John Rowland or Lyndon Johnson or Richard Nixon trying to short-circuit an investigation of an aide. But not a governor who has staked her reputation on delousing state government after the scandal-plagued administration of her predecessor.
An ethics-first governor should not try to quash an inquiry behind the scenes. Could it be that Mrs. Rell is just another politician?
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The most disturbing part to me is the inference that Governor Rell is trying to quash the investigation by threatening House Speaker Amann and Senator Meyer. If she knows of improprieties in the offices of Democrats, she should have them investigated, not use them to sidestep her own ethical issues. To me, that means she is covering up two (or more?) abuses.
Is anyone else tired of our state being known as Corrupticut?