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).
Thursday, June 01, 2006
Thursday Mid-Day Roundup
Busy day around the blogs so far:
- The pressure is building on the nominally pro-gay rights Human Rights Campaign to rescind their endorsement of Joe Lieberman. In the latest development, Tony-nominated playwright Chris Durang pens a piece for the Huffington Post explaining why he cancelled his HRC membership. Firedoglake had an exclusive interview with Ned on this issue last week and has been covering this story extensively. And Matt Stoller has even more.
- Jonathan Singer interviews Ned for MyDD. Audio available.
- Some pro-Lieberman blog comments at Connecticut Local Politics which impersonated Barack Obama and Harry Reid are apparently being looked into by the FBI. Probably a nothing story, it's doubtful anyone official would have done something like this. Still, Lieberman campaign manager Sean "Low-Information Voter Strategy" Smith comes off as just a little too defensive:
"This is the first I've heard of this. I know nothing of this whatsoever," he said. "No one in the Lieberman campaign has ever posted anything on any blog that I'm aware of."
- The New Canaan Advertiser concludes "it's time for Joe to go":
Sen. Lieberman supported federal intervention in the sad case of Terri Schiavo, which had been spurred by the GOP right, and he joined President Bush's fizzled call for “reform” in the Social Security system, the controversial and complex Medicare drug prescription program, the No Child Left Behind education bill and even the budget with its provision for taxing dividends and capital gains at a lower rate.
So Sen. Lieberman not only fails to accurately reflect the position of his party, the party he now asks to return him to the Senate, but he is out of touch with people’s real concerns as identified in the polls.