Malloy's Son Arrested

Story here. This is not the first time that Malloy’s son has been in trouble. Said the Malloy family:

“We have worked very hard as parents to support our son and get him the help he needs to combat his emotional illness. We remain deeply concerned about his well-being, and will continue to support him throughout his treatment and beyond. […] We are cooperating fully with police and ask the public to respect our privacy as the police do their job.”

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11 responses to “Malloy's Son Arrested

  1. Very sad. I hope Malloy does the right thing and takes care of his son instead of pursuing the Governor’s seat. Nothing is more important than family.

  2. It’s as simple as this. Going after people’s children in a race is not a way to win. In fact, exploiting something like this would be a perfect example of an attack that would most certainly backfire.

    Nothing will stick. If it becomes an issue, voters will empathize. It’s called teenage/adolescent angst. Everyone has those times.

    No way he’s out. That’s way off base.

    Also, look at the life he has lived. I’ve heard some things about him from his time at Kent but it doesn’t make a difference. It doesn’t matter. The question is, is this kid going to turn his life around? It’s separate from Malloy’s fitness to be a competent Governor.

    If we were in Georgia or anywhere else in the deep south… maybe.

    Story here. This is not the first time that Malloy’s son has been in trouble. Said the Malloy family:

  3. I’d say if Malloy can’t get control of his family he wont be very effective at running the state.

    I sympathize with him… sounds like he’s got quite a little thug on his hands who needs some tough love. If you divide your attentions between a sensitive situation like this and governing a state you are going to be lousy at both.

  4. Long time Stamfordites will probably confirm that this sort of thing isn’t alien to the Malloy family. The Malloy boys have always run a bit wild, and someone always got them off the hook or took the fall for them, or just let tham talk their way out of whatever trouble they were in. Dan’s just doing the parenting he knows. Problem is, that kind of parenting has more dangerous consequences in the ’00s than it did in the ’50s.

    Does that reflect on his ability to be Governor? I think it does because it’s an indication of the Malloy personality/ethics/politics. It’s also only the tip of the Malloy iceberg. I do know that I won’t vote for him. If he ends up as the Democratic candidate, I’ll sit the election out rather than cast a vote for Malloy.

  5. I’d say if Malloy can’t get control of his family he wont be very effective at running the state.

    He’s been busy running a city for the majority of the kid’s life. This isn’t the first or last time a politician’s son or daughter runs into trouble because of their father’s absence. But let’s not act like politician’s are the only people this happens to. It happens to cops, soldiers, businessmen, etc. No one tells them they aren’t good at their job just because their kids have problems so why should we look at Dan Malloy any different?

  6. Going after people’s children

    No one’s going after the kid.

    He’s been busy running a city for the majority of the kid’s life.

    Maybe the problem is poor time management skills on Dan’s part, as well as a severely misplaced set of priorities.

  7. Maybe the problem is poor time management skills on Dan’s part, as well as a severely misplaced set of priorities.

    Public service is about sacrifice. If that means trying to be in public life to help all children comes at the cost of neglecting the one you have at home, I don’t see that as being something that disqualifies a man for holding the governorship or should be something voters think twice about. If a parent’s ability to raise their children counted for or against their occupation, unemployment would be a lot higher…

  8. Public service is about sacrifice.

    That of the office holder, not their children.

  9. That of the office holder, not their children.

    What are you saying – politicians shouldn’t be allowed to have children?

  10. If you divide your attentions between a sensitive situation like this and governing a state you are going to be lousy at both.

    I agree.

  11. easthartfordtaxpayer

    The position of Mayor in a large city paying 6 figures is not public service. It’s gainful employment.

    The guy volunteering on some obscure commission is the one performing the public service.

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