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Tuesday, July 25, 2006


Lies and the Lying Senator Who Tells Them

Two weeks to go, time to start counting the lies. Because they're only going to get more brazen.

1) About Halliburton (they had reportedly been peddling this particular lie in black churches):

U.S. Senate candidate Ned Lamont released a document Tuesday showing he does not control investments in a stock fund that once included shares of Halliburton Co.

The letter, signed by a Goldman, Sachs & Co. vice president, says the managed account is run by Goldman Sachs' Quantitative Equity Group, which makes all investment decisions.

Halliburton stock is no longer part of that fund, Lamont Campaign Manager Tom Swan said last week when Lamont released his 2005 tax returns....

U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman has repeatedly accused Lamont of having direct shares of Halliburton. The Connecticut Post reported last week that there is Halliburton stock in two mutual funds that Lieberman owns.

Lieberman spokeswoman Marion Steinfels would not comment on Lieberman's mutual funds.

2) About his campaign's Bush-style crowd control:

We're not going to call Steinfels a liar, but maybe she should do a little research of her own. It seems suspicious that the Lieberman campaign could know he wasn't on a list of 2,000 before he even got to the actual entrance.

Update: The above quote from TPMCafe has apparently now been edited to read "Clearly, there are still plenty of unanswered questions here." Same general idea. Anyway, it doesn't matter if they won't... I'll call Steinfels a liar.
TPM seems to have removed the passage you quote, but I saw it there before as well. The plot thickens...
I also saw that passage, and wished I'd copied it down. Thanks Tparty!
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