ROWLAND MANS-UP (SORT OF), CALLS MALLOY AND APOLOGIZES FOR ‘PATHOLOGICAL LIAR’ REMARK

Former Gov. John Rowland called current Gov. Dannel Malloy Thursday morning and apologized for calling him a “pathological liar” in a conservative publication. Rowland’s radio audience heard about it from his co-host Will Marotti. Marotti said Rowland was away on a “previously scheduled” business trip. The former governor also works as the point man for economic development for his hometown of Waterbury.

The Hanging Shad admittedly hammered Rowland pretty well for the comment and called on him to apologize.

The question floating around now is whether management at WTIC-AM reigned Rowland in, pressured him to make the apology or even kept him off the air yesterday leaving the radio novice (and it shows) Marotti to tell people of the apology. Marotti, the pastor of New Life Church in Meriden, invoked a forgiving God when talking about Rowland’s apology.