21 June 2004
He who transgresses, stains
In the history of the nation, only seven state governors (two from Oklahoma, which surely means something) have been impeached and removed from office.
In an effort to avoid becoming number eight, John G. Rowland will resign as governor of Connecticut today, a week after the state Supreme Court ruled that the House committee on impeachment could compel him to testify.
Rowland, who has been fighting a variety of ethics complaints for most of his current term, is expected to announce his departure this evening; M. Jodi Rell, the state's lieutenant governor, will assume Rowland's duties.