It's refreshing to hear a politician utter the unvarnished truth the way Gov. Malloy did.
After National Review labeled Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy (D) the worst governor in the nation, his Republican challenger suddenly had material for a talking point.
"When are you going to take some responsibility for the fact that your policies have not worked," Tom Foley asked Malloy during Thursday's debate in Hartford, Conn. "We have the lowest growth rate of any state in the country, and as I said you were recently rated the worst governor in the United States of America."
Malloy was "rated" as such in an article published by the conservative magazine earlier this week, but Foley left the sourcing to the incumbent.
"Tom, the publication you're talking about is a right-wing tea bag organization," Malloy said. "You know it. I let you repeat the same story twice. Why don't you tell the whole story when you tell stories?"
Indeed. Like the way National Review created a debate talking point tailor-made for Foley. And the way he used it to hammer Malloy. Good for Malloy for calling a teabagger organization what it is.
National Review editor Jim Geraghty didn't take all that kindly to the criticism either, tweeting " Can I call the governor of Connecticut a 'Left-tard' now?"
Your Very Serious Right-Wing Media at work.