It was just a coincidence that Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s news conference today on reducing crime in the inner cities occurred on the afternoon of the eighth anniversary of John G. Rowland’s resignation as governor. Malloy was in the Capitol announcing an effort to drive down violence and homicides in Bridgeport, New Haven and Hartford. Rowland, a felon who served 10 months in a federal prison, has an afternoon-drive radio show on Hartford’s CBS affiliate.
Blogster: “Governor can you go a little bit more into the jobs effort, to offer some of these people jobs? I mean, not everybody can go into radio when they get out of prison.”
Malloy: “Hah, hah, hah, hah…you’re just…you know…I think that in each of the communities’ cases we’re going to have to design different opportunities. You know, some of these folks are tough to employ, truth be told.”
Blogster: “Is there a dollar number associated with it?”
Malloy: “Not at this time.”