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Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Malloy: Rowland Should Be Taken Off Air

By Mark Pazniokas

www.ctmirror.org

Former Gov. John G. Rowland, who was identified in federal court Monday as a secret, illegally paid advisor to a congressional candidate in 2012, has abused his position as a radio talk show host and should be taken off the air by WTIC-AM, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said today.

“He was not serving the public office, but he had the interesting position of trying to impact and influence political discourse on an afternoon radio show. That somebody would violate that trust as well is disturbing,” Malloy said in response to reporters’ questions.

But Rowland was at the microphone at 3:07 p.m., when traffic and weather ended, and a snippet played from his theme song, “Only in America.”

“Before I get the program going, I just want to make a quick statement. I am not going to be discussing the legal news and developments,” Rowland said. “I’m sure that you all understand, and I want to respect the process. First things first.”

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