Thursday, July 20, 2006


From the "Wait, Lemme See If I Got This Straight" Files, direct to the (e-) pages of my blog, A.P. reports that Joe Lieberman finds himself trailing Ned Lamont, his Democratic opponent in their Connecticut Senator Race.

It's probably clear by now that I'm no fan of the two-party system, and while leaning more Left than Right, I loath both elephant & donkey. That said, may I ask . . . and this is surprising why, exactly?

Hideous Joe "God and I Are My Only Two Constituents" Lieberman announces that if he loses the primary, he'll run against the victorious Democrat in the general election anyway. And, lo & behold, the members of his own party, the one's he's explicitly told he'll stab in the back, have decided they won't vote for him anyway.

Wow, I guess some Americans still care more about themselves than about the shameless hacks they pay to represent them in DC. Congratulations to Connecticut voters, at least those registered as Dems who took part in this poll. Congrats for not being idiots.


Blogger Otto Man said...

Lieberman said he had loyalties higher than those to his party. You know, like his loyalty to saving his own ass.

11:58 AM  
Blogger DED said...

It's surprising because of the high rate of victory for incumbents against challengers. It's much easier to hold onto your seat than get it in the first place.

Love the picture. Priceless.

12:03 PM  
Anonymous Mike said...

Seems his loyalty skills are better than his ass-saving skills.

12:03 PM  
Anonymous Mike said...


Joe may win this one yet. As you say, he *is* the incumbent. Joe put the "cum" in incumbent.

Anyway, he's re-writing the Policians Handbook minute-to-minute. All bets are off with this guy.

12:05 PM  
Blogger Alan P. said...

Maybe this is a sign that the sheeple have had enough? No, scratch that, maybe it's the tie. Maybe it's because Joe took all the sheeple's pork and gave it to the fat cats instead, or maybe Joe is the fat cat, or did he give it to Barney? What happened to the sheeple's pork?

10:09 PM  
Blogger DED said...

Mort -
There's not alot of public works pork in CT. Any pork we have here is low profile, not like $500 million bridges to nowhere.

There's a certain submarine builder that gets gov't work but one can argue that it isn't pork since the whole nation benefits. However, I don't think that we need to keep building nuke subs. Electric Boat needs to diversify.

12:26 PM  
Blogger Alan P. said...

Well, maybe not that particular brand of un-kosher breakfast meat but people do tend to vote their pocketbooks so I'm guessing all is not well in middle-America.

2:51 PM  
Blogger Alan P. said...

Bottom line, I don't want to get my hopes up for the sheeple to toss the bums out on principle. That is just too much to hope for and I know that I will end up disappointed if I dare dream the dream.

2:54 PM  
Blogger DED said...

Right. Too many people still believe that voting for someone other than a Democrat or Republican is equivalent to throwing their vote away.

12:05 PM  

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