Thursday, August 10, 2006

Regrets

Sen. Joe Lieberman believes that there are some things more important than political parties; Senator Chris Dodd believes there are things more important than friendship. And then, of course, there was the Englishman who said that if he had been given the choice to betray his friend or his country, he hoped to God he would have the good sense to betray his country. There is an ongoing vigorous debate within the Democrat party on all these points.

The most humorous moment in the campaign so far occurred when Attorney General Richard Blumenthal lost his place in his script. As reported by Gregory B. Hladky in the Bristol Press:

State Attorney General Richard Blumenthal momentarily slipped into old habits before swiftly correcting himself. "I am supporting Joe Lieberman," Blumenthal began and then stopped in embarrassment. "I am supporting Ned Lamont as ardently as I supported Joe Lieberman," he added.

3 comments:

Steve said...

Don, I think it could (fairly) be argued that Joe Lieberman was the one who betrayed his friends by ignoring the decision of the "democracy" that he adores in Iraq but seems to have problems accepting in Connecticut.

If I were a life-long Democrat; had my party honored me with the #2 spot on the national ticket; had my firends and supporters blessed me with three terms in the United States Senate; had former and current Democratic elected officials (including an ex-pres) come to CT to campaign on me behalf - I think I'd show just a bit more class in defeat.

Don Pesci said...
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Don Pesci said...

I get your point. Just one caveat: A primary decides who will represent a party on, in this case, a national ticket, and in this sense, Lamont won. But a general election decides who shall represent the citizens of Connecticut in Congress, and that is a matter yet to be decided. The greater good in a democracy can only be decided by all the people. It should be an interesting race. May the best man win -- they don't always, you know.