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Wednesday, January 11, 2006

So much news, so little time

Oh my!

There's so much news to cover I don't know where to begin.

First, we have new poll numbers from Quinnipiac that put Joe Lieberman in a good position. Does this mean that there is no chance Lamont can defeat him? Of course not but it means that any challenger has his work cut out for him and if you want to defeat Joe, you better do it during the primary because the Republicans love their favorite Democrat.

Second, fundraising numbers for the last quarter were released and Genghis over at CT Local Politics gives the rundown.

Lastly, have the Alito hearings and it seems like Senator Joe Biden is more interested in just rambling than actually asking Altio a question. The New York Times gives the play by play.

The highest ratio of words per panelist to words per nominee was that of Senator Joseph R. Biden Jr., Democrat of Delaware, who managed to ask five questions in his 30-minute time allotment.

"I understand, Judge, I am the only one standing between you and lunch, so I'll try to make this painless," he began, with some promise.

Mr. Biden then dived into a soliloquy on Judge Alito's failure to recuse himself from cases involving the Vanguard mutual fund company, which managed the judge's investments. After 2 minutes 50 seconds - short for the senator - Mr. Biden did appear to veer toward a question, but abandoned it to cite Judge Alito's membership in a conservative Princeton alumni group. Mr. Biden discoursed on that for a moment, then interrupted himself with an aside about his son who "ended up going to that other university, the University of Pennsylvania."
Now remember, there are ONLY 8 Democrats on the Judiciary Committee.

Joe Biden, only interested in getting press for himself...

Many other things are happening in Connecticut today but I'm short on time today so I'll try to post when I can.