New Haven, Conn. (WTNH) — News 8’s Connecticut Governor’s Final Roundtable has reverberated beyond the state, even being featured on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
Democractic incumbent Governor Dannel Malloy and Republican candidate Tom Foley squared off in the News 8 studio Sunday morning, with News 8’s Chief Political Correspondent Mark Davis and Associated Press Political Reporter Susan Haigh overseeing the discussion.
News 8 viewers submitted questions for the event, and a question asked by Charles Taylor of Essex ignited one of the most interesting topics of the roundtable. He asked why Malloy chose to name his boat “Sapphire” while Foley’s yacht is named “Odalisque” which by definition is a female sex slave.
“Odalisque means a beautiful woman, a beautiful thing in the art world. it doesn’t mean a sex slave,” said Foley.
“It’s actually named for a particular sex slave and the man has a daughter my god change the name of your boat,” said Malloy.
The question about the boat names became the fodder for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart in a segment they called “Some like it Yacht.”