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Monday, July 03, 2006

JOE JUMPS SHIP

Joe "cut and run" Lieberman announced today that he'll won't accept the outcome of the August primary if he loses and decides to start collecting signatures for a independent run in November.
Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman is to announce today he will petition for a place on the November ballot as an "independent Democrat," giving him a chance to stay alive politically should he lose an Aug. 8 primary for the Democratic nomination.

Lieberman, 64, a three-term senator whose outspoken support of the war in Iraq has brought months of grief and inspired a strong primary challenge from Greenwich businessman Ned Lamont, intends to announce his decision this afternoon at the State Capitol.
Sneeky for Joe to pull this off during a holiday weekend huh?
Now, more than ever, we should demand where our Democratic leaders in the state stand in regards to Joe jumping ship. Why should ANY Democrat support or vote for a candidate that thinks he is more important than the will of the Democratic voters who will vote in the primary?

BTW: What the hell is an independent Democrat anyway?

UPDATE: Lieberman speaks...
"I've been a proud, loyal and progressive Democrat since John F. Kennedy inspired my generation of Americans into public service and I will stay a Democrat, whether I am the Democratic party's nominee or a petitioning Democratic candidate on the November ballot," Lieberman said.

[...]

Lieberman was accompanied at the brief press conference today by his wife, Hadassah. Reporters were still shouting questions as he got into his car and left the Capitol grounds.
Too scared to answer a question...