But the governor said the apology by Guy Dufault
was not enough, and repeated his
demand for a retraction.
has not apologized for promising to take me down by spreading falsehoods about my personal life.Instead, he
has only apologized for inadvertently allowing his
plans to smear me and my family to become public," said the governor, who has vehemently denied the accusations.Dufault, the former Democratic Party chairman, has refused to answer media questions about his comments since they were aired on his paid television show Sunday morning.He
made the remarks to a guest during a sound check, which was supposed to have been trimmed.
On the show, Dufault
said that the only way Democrats can win next year's gubernatorial election is to attack Carcieri.
If nothing else, I've got the names of the past goumadas, so I'm just going to start throwing them out there," Dufault
said, using an Italian slang for a mistress.
In a statement, Dufault
received unsolicited, anonymous and uncorroborated information about the governor, and never intended to make the information public.
The comments about the popular governor set off a firestorm of criticism and allegations of political dirty tricks.
A Carcieri spokesman said the governor still was considering whether to take legal action.Dufault, a registered lobbyist for the Narragansett Indian Tribe that is pushing to open up a casino that the Republican governor opposes, also apologized to his clients.Harrah's Entertainment
, which was working with the tribe on the casino, said the casino and tribe decided to suspend their relationship with Dufault