Cathy Malloy, who has been generally left alone by CT reporters, tries to walk back media criticism

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s wife Cathy Malloy, yesterday down in Charlotte criticized reporters for being intrusive. Connecticut reporters have mostly focused on her husband since his election, so she may have some left over bitterness from the time Dannel was mayor of Stamford. Oh yeah, there was that brief flurry of media exposure after she was busted for driving around without a seat belt. Here’s her statement:

“First let me say that I apologize for my remarks.  I was trying to convey a certain sentiment, and I didn’t do a good job of expressing what I really feel.  Although I don’t always agree with what’s written by members of the media, I do believe that they’ve been fair to my family and me.  I made these comments at a panel hosted by Emily’s List, and I was addressing the question of why more people don’t get into public life, especially women.  The point I was trying to make is that for those of us who do get into public service, there are sacrifices we have to make – including some of our privacy.  Sometimes that’s frustrating.  But we believe deeply in public service, and so we make whatever sacrifices we need to make. We don’t expect anyone to feel sorry for us, because we’re honored to be able to serve.”