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Saturday, December 23, 2006

This is why Ted is the Mann

The last honest reporter in Connecticut. A comment from Ted Mann from thw New London Day on the so-called Lieberman hack story.
Meanwhile, back in the past, there was the great sabotage that wasn't.

A review by U.S. Attorney Kevin O'Connor and Attorney General Richard Blumenthal has determined that whatever caused Sen. Joe Lieberman's web site to crash on the eve of his primary defeat to Ned Lamont in August, it wasn't Lamont's fault.

Just for fun, let's review what Lieberman's then-campaign manager (unlike Lieberman, he didn't survive the unsuccessful primary) Sean Smith had to say at the time. Here's the text of the email the campaign sent out to reporters that day:
"For the past 24 hours the Friends for Joe Lieberman’s website and email has been totally disrupted and disabled, we believe that this is the result of a coordinated attack by our political opponents. The campaign has notified the US Attorney and the Connecticut Chief State's Attorney and the campaign will be filing a formal complaint reflecting our concerns. The campaign has also notified the State Attorney General Dick Blumenthal for his review."

"We call on Ned Lamont to make an unqualified statement denouncing this kind of dirty campaign trick and to demand whoever is responsible to cease and desist immediately. Any attempt to suppress voter participation and undermine the voting process on Election Day is deplorable and has no place in our democracy."

Apparently neither does a web site lacking for bandwidth...
Still no word from Mark Davis or the countless other writers who ran on this bogus story...