Connecticut First Lady Cathy Malloy Gripes About Her Car, Media, Seat Belt Laws

I've never really understood the whole tradition of the First Lady in a country where the Constitution won't even let us have a queen. But occasionally the job of Egg McMuffin-critic-in-chief leads to comedy.

At the Democratic National Convention earlier today, Cathy Malloy, wife of Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy, decried the scrutiny powerful people and their families get from the media:  

“One of the things about public life, whether they’re Republican or Democrat, is that people do not appreciate people in public life the way they should. They beat their politicians up every day, and this is a huge problem. Not only do we get beat up, our children get beat up. It’s a tough business,” she said.

“In April I drove to work and I forgot to put my seat belt on, and I was pulled over by police. Of course, they had no idea who I was because I drive this really shitty car, and they didn’t believe that I was the governor’s wife in this shitty car. And I was driving myself, because of course, governor’s wives only get security when we’re with our husbands. We’re pretty second-class without them.

National news,” she said. “It’s just so bizarre. We choose to be in public life. We choose to run for office, so nobody should feel sorry for us. This is what we do.

“When people need to make the choice if they want to get into public office or not, they say, wow, do we really want to subject our children to this? Or our wives to this? Or our husbands? It’s a big decision because the media just won’t let up.”

Malloy made her comments at an Emily's List panel featuring one-time Star Trek: The Next Generation guest star Ashley Judd and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-New York). 

Unfortunately, even in the bosom of a political confab featuring some of the wealthiest and most well connected people on this planet, the Nutmeg State's First Clunker-Driver was not safe from the pitiless glare of the paparazzi. Much fun was made of Malloy's comments, and this afternoon she retracted her statement

"I was trying to convey a certain sentiment and I didn't do a good job of expressing what I really feel," Malloy said. "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."

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  • SIV||

    DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM? LAWS ARE FOR NIGGERS AND PO' WHITE TRASH

  • ||

    Wow. What a cunt.

  • ||

    Malloy is an ass, it's no surprise his wife is an ass too.

    I do love "shitty car", though. I wonder what she considers a "shitty car"? A Jaguar? Because from certain standpoints, they are shitty cars.

  • 0x90||

    "In April I drove to work and I forgot to put my seat belt on, and I was pulled over by police. Of course, they had no idea who I was because I drive this really shitty car, and they didn’t believe that I was the governor’s wife in this shitty car."

    If they wouldn't believe you were the governor's wife, then how did it occur to them to bring it up in the first place?

  • ||

    Maybe if they called the fat cow a fat cow she'd have a case for feeling beat up.

    You fat cow.

  • PapayaSF||

    "Governor’s wives only get security when we’re with our husbands. We’re pretty second-class without them."

    ONE OF US! ONE OF US!

  • Jesus H. Christ||

    Sooooooooooo

    people without taxpayer funded security details are second class?

    Can't say as I argue with that. At least, in many parts of the country they are.

  • Jesus H. Christ||

    It's also no wonder male politicians bang their fresh young interns. Yikes. She's got a face for radio.

    eeeewwwww. I just thought of something. Imagine for a moment, being a strapping young male intern for Nancy Pelosi.

    Hah. Just try to scrub your brain hard enough to get that stain out!

  • CE||

    One of the things about public life, whether they’re Republican or Democrat, is that people do not appreciate people in public life the way they should. They beat their politicians up every day, and this is a huge problem.

    Actually, we're way too easy on them. When was the last time someone was tarred and feathered and run out of town on a rail for trying to infringe on our natural rights?

  • TDigits||

    If people in CT are smart she won't have to put up with such treatment for more than 1 term.

  • wareagle||

    “One of the things about public life, whether they’re Republican or Democrat, is that people do not appreciate people in public life the way they should."

    Did I miss it and people started being forced into running for office? And someone might remind her that the view most folks have of politicians is self-inflicted.

  • Agile Cyborg||

    Ug, hefty salaries paid to citizens infected with Superioritis to pull over people driving without a seat belt. Yea, this lady is a dick but I'm STILL irritated over seat belt laws.

  • ||

    "Of course, they had no idea who I was because I drive this really shitty car, and they didn’t believe that I was the governor’s wife in this shitty car."

    Sooooo, her go to was something like "I'm the governor's wife. So, are you gonna let me go, officer, because I'm special and the laws my husband supports don't apply to us ruling class people?"

  • wef||

    Two words:

    Trundle

    Guillotine

  • Tulpa Doom||

    ...and then in the next breath she berated Romney for not releasing his last 75 years of tax returns.

  • Brandybuck||

    I prefer living in a nation that doesn't have a class system, not like one of those that apologize to a governor's wife for not recognizing her when she was speeding.

  • Lisa||

    On the bright side, at least it's a Reason story featuring a cop acting the way he should.

  • Sheldon J. Plankton||

    ....They beat their politicians up every day, and this is a huge problem.....

    No, it isn't a problem. You should be beaten to a bloody pulp on a daily basis, you fucking parasite.

  • Paul.||

    One of the things about public life, whether they’re Republican or Democrat, is that people do not appreciate people in public life the way they should.

    Oh, no dear, I appreciate people in public life exactly the way I should.

  • Paul.||

    “In April I drove to work and I forgot to put my seat belt on, and I was pulled over by police. Of course, they had no idea who I was because I drive this really shitty car, and they didn’t believe that I was the governor’s wife in this shitty car. And I was driving myself, because of course, governor’s wives only get security when we’re with our husbands. We’re pretty second-class without them

    Holy Jesus tapdancing mother fucking keerist on a cracker with cheese on top. Did she just say what I think she just said?

    That when she's not with her husband, she's little people, and only little people get pulled over for seat belt violations?

    It's time to get out the torches, pitch forks, table legs and storm the goddamned castle.

  • ||

    ACTUAL police misconduct...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?f.....jb6X-nmW2M

    what is with these assmunches? you are a public officer, a peace officer, a PUBLIC servant.

    if you can't stand being video/audiotaped... get a different job. or switch to de(f)ective division where you can spend most of your day at a desk

    if you are going to be out in public, you are going to get RECORDED.

    deal with it, bitches

    fwiw, i got taped today. guy even asked permission. lol

    of course he also told me he was going to send the russian mafia after me. and get 10 lawyers. he was unique

  • ||

    http://www.palmbeachpost.com/d.....-shooting/

    reason.com can write some breathless article about a disturbing shooting before the facts come out, but once the facts come out it turns out JUSTIFIED AS HELL.

    some bits:
    The forensic evidence available in this investigation tends to support the statement given by Sergeant Custer.DNA testing of Sergeant Custer's throat shows the presence of Seth Adams DNA.This matches Sergeant Custer's assertion that Adams grasped him by the throat and initiated an attack.

    SA Born spoke with Sergeant Custer's immediate supervisor,PBSO Lieutenant Pete Ebel.Lieutenant Ebel advised that he had discussed the surveillance assignment with Sergeant Custer prior to May 16 and there had been ongoing discussions about the burglary ring, which was being followed.There was concern about violence and the members of the burglary ring were white males in their twenties.OMG age AND racial profiling

    and my favorite:
    ...When SA Born asked David Adams directly if the outside video cameras were hooked up, Adam’s attorney,Brian LaBovick,informed SA Born that they would not answer that question.

    let that sink in... lol

  • RPR2||

    why did Custer refuse to cooperate with the investigation on the day of the shooting? if he was innocent he should have had nothing to hide.

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