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Saturday, July 15, 2006


NYT: "Down Days for Mr. Lieberman"

The New York Times article out tomorrow paints a picture of a dispirited, out-of-touch, indignant 18-year incumbent who can see his grip on power slipping away:

Despite his amused disposition, these are down days for Mr. Lieberman, the onetime Democratic nominee for vice president who, six years later, finds himself fighting to save his career amid a strenuous effort by antiwar activists in his own party to dislodge him. Friends say his predicament has left Mr. Lieberman nervous, dispirited and angry, a portrait of a politician stunned to face opponents as passionate in their loathing of his principles as he is proud of them....

Like the candidate himself, Mr. Lieberman’s campaign in Connecticut gives the impression of being caught off-guard, a bit shell-shocked and on uncertain footing. Someone on his campaign staff decided that he should campaign at the Tigin Irish Pub in Stamford on Monday morning - not exactly prime flesh-pressing hours (except on St. Patrick’s Day, which Monday was not). He was joined by a few supporters, a throng of news media people and virtually no bar patrons....

People close to Mr. Lieberman say he has been wounded by the conditional devotion he has received from most of his Democratic colleagues in the Senate. Mr. Lieberman says this is not true, that he is not bothered. “Probably some of my fellow senators are more uncomfortable about this than I am,” he said. “Because truly, I haven’t asked a single one of them for a commitment beyond the primary.”

And truly, he's putting all of them in a really uncomforatble position and they are probably all privately furious at him for it.

"Nervous." "Dispirited." "Off-guard." "Shell-shocked." "Wounded."

Sounds like the senator should consider retirement.

CTBlogger has more.
Come on down to a barbeque for Joe on Sunday at 4 pm. We so rarely get to see him these days, and you can help give him a pick-me-up.
Maybe another opportunity to send Joe your love.
IAFF General President Harold Schaitberger will be in Connecticut to campaign for Senator Joe Lieberman on Sunday, July 16, 2006 starting at 2:30 p.m. at the Fairfield Fire Headquarters, he will then travel to New Britain for the Fire-Police Softball Game, then proceed to the AFL-CIO Offices for a Barbecue at 4:30 p.m.

All Officers, Executive Board Members, Local Presidents, and Members are urged to attend. Let’s support someone who has supported us. We need as many members as possible at the Offices of the AFL-CIO in Rocky Hill. – Shirts & Signs will be distributed.

Sounds like the senator should consider retirement.

I'm sure AEI would give him a chair
in Neocon studies with a nice big office.
Let's toss him an anvil instead.

Keith, any way to get the "The Float" out to either of those events? Can anyone get there with some signs?
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