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Saturday, September 30, 2006


Partisan Name-Calling

Oh, Tammy.

Lieberman's campaign spokeswoman, Tammy Sun, on Friday dismissed [Wesley] Clark's endorsement of the senator's opponent.

"Joe Lieberman is running for Senate because he's trying to change the kind of partisan name-calling apparent in Wes Clark's recent statement supporting Ned Lamont," she said. "This is just more of the same negative attacks from the Lamont campaign."

"Partisan name-calling."

Like... this?

Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman (D-Conn.) accused [Wesley] Clark of making a "journey of political convenience, not conviction" after Clark described in the debate how he had become a Democrat after supporting Presidents Ronald Reagan and Richard M. Nixon and just two years ago praising President Bush at a Republican dinner when Democrats were fighting Bush's tax cuts.

In his statement, Lieberman raised the question of how Clark could now call himself a proud Democrat when at the time he was praising Bush's tax cuts. "I was fighting that reckless economic strategy [of the administration] while Wes Clark was working to forward the Republican agenda by raising money for the Republican Party," Lieberman said.

(from "Clark Makes First N.H. Stop, Draws Criticism; Lieberman Assails Rival's Past Support for GOP," Dan Balz, Washington Post, September 27th, 2003.)

Or... this?

Dean assailed Kerry and Lieberman for supporting some of the tax cuts favored by President Bush, and said that the Democrats won't be able to defeat Bush by acting like "Bush Lite" - a phrase moderator Gwen Ifill used to challenge Lieberman by saying: "That's the rap on you."

The Connecticut senator responded, "Nobody's used the reference 'Bush Lite' to me since Wes Clark became a Democrat and got into this presidential race."

(from "Democrats Attack Bush on Iraq in Lively Debate, Candidates' Views Roundly Challenged," Patrick Healy, and Anne E. Kornblut, Boston Globe, October 27, 2003)
Abramoff, Mehlman, Norquist, Safavian, Cunningham, Ney, Doyle, Foley, Hastert, Boehner, DeLay, Bu$h, Cheney, Lieberman, Gonzales, Ashcroft...

The company they keep is the company they are.

Who needs name-calling?

Don't buy the lies.
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