Opinion: Foley & Malloy – ‘Pessimistic’ beats ‘desperate’ every time

Terry Cowgill
Terry Cowgill

Contributing op-ed columnist Terry Cowgill lives in Lakeville, blogs at ctdevilsadvocate.com and is news editor of The Berkshire Record in Great Barrington, Mass. Follow him on Twitter @terrycowgill.

At this point, it’s almost become a cliche to label your political opponent “desperate.”It evokes images of a boxer on the ropes lashing out lamely at a superior fighter who is destined to roll over the injured warrior. But it’s hard to find another word to describe the tactics of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, who personally and through surrogates, has unleashed a torrent of ugly attacks on Republican nominee Tom Foley.

And just think: these attacks came before Wednesday’s Quinnipiac poll that showed Foley leading Malloy by six points. Now we can only guess what kind of offensive awaits Foley in the weeks leading up to the Nov. 4 election.

It really was surpising to see Malloy once again raise the issue of Foley’s actions 20 years ago during his stewardship of the Bibb Company. Granted, Foley does not come up smelling like roses in any reasonable examination of his company’s ownership of the troubled Georgia textile company.

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