I’ve been needling the Malloy administration a little bit lately, but here I want to tip my hat to them. They don’t waste any time in cleaning up a mess. I think we know what the Schrag situation would have looked like in the Bad Old Days, and, if we’ve forgotten, we can read this. Rowland, as Jacklin wrote, packed his DEP and other key agencies with hacks and cronies and then weathered scandal after scandal well before the culminating conspiracy that brought him down. Malloy has inherited that government, still swarming with people whose first instinct is to stonewall and distort. Maybe I would have given Schrag a second chance, but “no second chances” is not a bad policy for governor trying to clean an engine gummed up from 16 years of sleaze.