Based on the news this week that Gov. Rell knew she wouldn't have the line item veto available to her by not signing the budget bill, she was hoping to take credit anyway for wanting to cut the budget, and appear as if she would have succeeded were it not for the interfering actions of Dick Blumenthal and his nit-picky enforcement of the laws!
CT Blogger explains the situation over at My Left Nutmeg:
So what we basically have here is a governor who, instead of adhering to her legal counsel's advice, opted to grandstand in front of the cameras, babble on and on about so-called "pork spending" (spending could have addressed IF she'd LISTEN to her legal counsel and signed the budget in the first place) in an feeble attempt to score political points.The Hartford Courant has additional details on the story. It took a FOIA request to get the emails that show what she was up to.
It's just so pathetic that Gov. Relic thinks you're all a bunch of dummies!