Disclosure: I worked for the Lamont campaign doing web design and production and some writing for the official blog (from 9/5/06 to 11/07/06).
Friday, April 28, 2006
Friday Morning Round-Up
- Both Ned Lamont Resource and ConnecticutBlog have posted audio of last night's interview of Ned by Sam Seder and Janeane Garofalo. Neal picks out Ned's best line: "Joe went on the air a couple of weeks ago. He said he's back in the state listening to people. He was actually in the Middle East when the ads started."
- The "Get Ned on the air" fundraising drive (to support running the coming, sure to be cool Bill Hillsman TV ads) currently stands at 320 donations for $17,593. Contribute here.
- Like every Republican incumbent up for re-election who voted for Bush's disasterous energy policy, Joe is freaking out about gas prices.
- Instead of driving his SUV to a gas station for a photo-op, Ned Lamont released this reasonable statement on energy policy:
Oil Company Subsidies
I would work for a comprehensive solution that would scrutinize and evaluate ALL oil company subsidies and tax breaks.
Americans are struggling to fill their tanks and heat their homes while Republicans are helping energy corporations earn record profits. President Bush’s 2005 Energy Bill, supported by Senator Lieberman, gives billions in subsidies to big oil, does little for conservation or the environment, and fails to reduce the cost of gasoline at the pump.
Our government should be providing more economic incentives for energy conservation and the development of alternative energy sources. An honest and complete assessment of our nation’s energy policy is needed. We must replace the tax breaks for the oil companies with tax incentives to purchase more fuel efficient cars and to subsidize public transportation.