Colin McEnroe weighs in on the Pollitt case, with this entry on his blog, in which he dubs the governor the “American Idol” governor:
Her entire involvement in this case appears to stem from her usual finger-in-the-wind desire to gratify the biggest, loudest, most obvious set of clamoring voices. If this woman possesses a set of core beliefs that occasionally supersede her natural instinct for cheap politics, she does not exhibit them very often. In this case, what has spurred her to seek a remedy that exists somewhere beyond the normal scope of the law? The fact that she is getting a lot phone calls. She’s sort of the “American Idol” governor. Phone calls and text messages mean, as far as I can tell, more to her than just about anything.
Then today, on his afternoon show, he interviewed AG Blumenthal about his position and his actions in this matter. While Colin did push him a bit, I wish he had been firmer on calling the AG out on several points:
- Why did the Chief State’s Attorney not get involved?
- In whose custody would he be if he were in a halfway house? (The answer is DOC) Is that not incarceration?
- If he is so concerned about Pollitt’s re-adjustment to the community (which he says he is), then why wait till the last minute to do something? The man has been in prison for 24 years.
- When was the last time he filed a Motion in any court asking that a released convict not be allowed to move in with his family?
- It isn’t true that sex offenders have the highest rate of recidivism.