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Friday, April 21, 2006


Will Women Turn Their Backs on Joe?

As Tom Swan noted in his response to Lieberman's TV ads, it's interesting that Joe's choice of issues for these spots - Iraq, energy policy, reproductive rights - all seem to play to Ned Lamont's strengths. (To be fair, it's hard to find any issue which doesn't.) Anytime Lieberman mentions Iraq is good news for Ned, and his support of Bush's disastrous Energy Bill in 2005 and his raking in of donations from suspect energy lobbyists are not things he should be reminding voters of either.

But it's the last issue, reproductive rights, that irks me the most. How can the man who uttered these callous words:

Lieberman said he believes hospitals that refuse to give contraceptives to rape victims for "principled reasons" shouldn't be forced to do so. "In Connecticut, it shouldn't take more than a short ride to get to another hospital," he said.

be the same man who would then put this frame in a campaign ad:

Interestingly, Ned Lamont is scheduled to attend a fundraiser for CT-NOW on May 1st. And CT-NOW has previously reprimanded Lieberman for allowing Alito onto the Supreme Court.

NOW PAC has already endorsed Alan Sandals in the PA senate primary. Might they be considering endorsing another challenger taking on a candidate who has "turned his back on women"?
I agree. Lieberman cannot seriously portray himself as committed to reproductive rights. It's a joke. The facts are right there for anyone to see.
Lieberman said that?

Ooooo, let's get him! Go Ned, go!

It's time for Joementum to be retired.
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