On the radio, Malloy, Foley ask: who's the biggest liar
A day after arguing over who had more experience changing bedpans, Foley and Malloy joined the classic-rock station's trouble-making morning crew in a live half-hour debate that touched briefly on the state budget crisis, but spent more time on who's the bigger liar.
Foley said his former company, a now-defunct Georgia textile mill, did not pay him $20 million as Malloy has claimed.
"Dan, to blame me on that is simply unfair," Foley said.
"It's in your filings in the SEC. It's in your filings in bankruptcy," Malloy replied. "Why don't you start telling the truth, Tom?"
"You've made the claim Dan, that the burden of proof is on you," Foley said.
"Tom has a track record of putting people out of jobs," Malloy said. "Tom doesn't understand everyday people."
Foley asked Malloy to release any agreement he may have made with union officials, then produced a questionnaire with a state bargaining unit, where Malloy had checked off a box indicating that he would not seek layoffs.
"At the moment I don't support it," Malloy said, adding that in recent forums, Foley has also pledged to avoid layoffs and quoted Foley as saying recent that "state employees have nothing to fear."
"If the budget deficit is $3.5 billion and you cut $2 billion, where do you get the rest of the savings?" Malloy asked. Foley said $700 million could be saved through efficiencies in delivering health care.
Asked why voters should support them instead of their opponent, Foley said Malloy would support the repeal of the death penalty. "He'll raise your taxes. I won't," Foley said.
For the first time in the campaign, Malloy called Foley "Tommy." The half-hour morning-drive debate started off with the two candidates performing a requested hug. Unlike promos for the event, the gubernatorial candidates were not asked to perform "spit takes."