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).
Saturday, September 23, 2006
Saturday Morning Round-Up
- Happy New Year to everyone celebrating this weekend. Likely to be a light posting day.
- New radio ad: "Calling in Sick":
(SFX: TELEPHONE RINGING)
JOE LIEBERMAN SOUND-A-LIKE: I gotta go to Iowa. Or is it New Hampshire today?
ANNCR: Joe Lieberman says he wants to represent Connecticut in Washington. So, where has he been? You can do something about it. Vote Ned Lamont in November.
- I would never have guessed that Sen. Lieberman had already aired 19 TV ads during this campaign, but it appears to be the case. According to Vermont's Rutland Herald, the only two candidates nationwide who have aired more commercials are self-funding Republican challengers: Richard Tarrant (R-VT), who has already spent over $5 million of his own money against Dan Gerstein's favorite congressman, Bernie Sanders, in a race for the seat being vacated by Sen. Jeffords; and Pete Ricketts (R-NE), who has spent $10 million of his own money against Sen. Nelson (D-NE).
And who's paying for the Lieberman ads promoting "people, not politics"? Ordinary "people" like Mel Sembler. Lovely.
- In Minnesota, Mark Kennedy's computers seem to have now been infected with the Lieberman Virus 2.0. CTBob has the details:
There's no doubt this is something that Kennedy's campaign did to their own website, on purpose, and then blamed their opposition for it. A detailed overview of the controversy is located on the DFL Senate Blog.
Gee, can you think of anybody else who might stoop to that level?
How is that investigation going?
- Sen. Lieberman plans his "major" Iraq address for Monday. It will undoubtedly be more of the same, with no meaningful plan to change course or hold the current administration accountable.