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Friday, September 01, 2006

Tell Newtown First Selectman Herb Rosenthal thank you

Oh man, it seems like the wheel have come off over at the Lieberman camp after Newtown First Selectman Herb Rosenthal flat out told team Joementum that they weren't welcomed to walk with the Democrats at the Labor Day parade.

This whole episode started when a mistake was made by a member of the Newtown DTC who sent out a letter to Joe Lieberman inviting him to march with the Democrats in the town's annual Labor Day parade. In an effort to do damage control, Rosenthal stepped up to the plate and told Lieberman that he was not welcomed to march with the Democrats since he IS NO LONGER a Democrat.
The task fell on the shoulders of First Selectman Herb Rosenthal, a Democrat, to contact Lieberman and tell him he wasn't welcome."I contacted Lieberman's people and told them it would be embarrassing for me and other Democratic town officials if he marched with us," Rosenthal said Thursday. "I and the Democratic Town Committee don't want to give the wrong idea that we are embracing his independent candidacy."

Well, that didn't sit well with our favorite hitman spokesman Dan Gerstein as he had yet another ah...episode.
Dan Gerstein, Lieberman's communications director, said Thursday that Rosenthal is backpedaling now on what his real statement to Lieberman was regarding his presence at the parade." Mr. Rosenthal told the senator that he was not invited, period," Gerstein said. "It was his intent to tell us that the senator was not welcome at the parade at all. He (Rosenthal) has since changed his story to say he was just dis-inviting the senator from marching with the Democrats."
Rosenthal then smacks back.
Rosenthal believes Lieberman's desire to march in this year's parade is campaign oriented." He won't be marching because he's a Democratic U.S. Senator," Rosenthal said. "We have invited him every year for the past nine years I've been involved, and he only came one time. That was before 2000 sometime. Senator Dodd comes more often."
It remains to be seen if Lieberman will actually show up but if he does, he won't be walking with the Democrats...that honor goes to Ned Lamont.

Please email the First Selectman and tell him thank you for being a proud Democrat and doing the right thing. You can email Rosenthal by clicking here.

As for Lieberman's Dannyboy, relax buddy and think about "good stuff."