The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

21 June 2004

He who transgresses, stains

In the history of the nation, only seven state governors (two from Oklahoma, which surely means something) have been impeached and removed from office.

In an effort to avoid becoming number eight, John G. Rowland will resign as governor of Connecticut today, a week after the state Supreme Court ruled that the House committee on impeachment could compel him to testify.

Rowland, who has been fighting a variety of ethics complaints for most of his current term, is expected to announce his departure this evening; M. Jodi Rell, the state's lieutenant governor, will assume Rowland's duties.

Posted at 9:43 AM to Political Science Fiction

Without Rowland, who by the way lied his way into trouble, Connecticut will have a "moderate" Republican governor in Jodi Rell. From what I've read, and it would make sense for the Northeast, she's a RINO (Republican in name only).

Posted by: Interested-Participant at 5:26 AM on 22 June 2004

Think "Lowell Weicker in a skirt."

Better yet, don't. :)

Posted by: CGHill at 7:13 AM on 22 June 2004