Governor knows best?
Once again a liberal is letting his sense of moral superiority show. Connecticut Governor Daniel P. Mallory reportedly is about to sign a bill ending the death penalty in that state, despite the fact most residents of the Nutmeg State support it. Even though the bill would not apply to the 11 inhabitants of death row awaiting the reaper, Shannon Young of AP writes that Tom C. Foley, the Republican candidate who ran against Malloy in the 2010 gubernatorial election told her that the governor could face public backlash if the 11 current death row inmates, who are not affected by the repeal, use it as a new avenue for appeal.
There is a reason the public in Connecticut is sensitive to the possibility that death row inmates may be able to die a natural death in the cells via endless appeals. The reason is the memory of the horrifyingly brutal rape-torture-murder of the Petit family in Cheshire by Steven Hayes and Joshua Komisarjevky.
The deeply shocking incident and its trial received wide publicity, and touched many raw nerves. The face of evil revealed.
It is quite possible Governor Mallory will decline to run for re-election. He hasn't announced his intentions. This could be a freebie for him. The abolition of the death penalty is one of those issues upon which the liberal elite hang their sense of moral superiority, believing themselves in the vanguard of civilization, guiding the ignorant and backward commoners with a firm hand if necessary. Not just in the United States but all over Europe.
Hat tip: David Paulin