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  •  I live in Connecticut . . . (14+ / 0-)

    and I know Joe. I have known him since 1982 - his credentials are superb. From Yale Freedom Rider to the state Senate, to AG. Always a fighter for labor and consumers.

    BUT, A funny thing happened on the way to the Forum. Joe Lieberman lost his way. He forgot about those at the bottom of the economic pyramid. Joe has lost his way, and no longer supports the working man and woman. In fact, we've rarely seen him here in CT for the past 18 years.

    It is time for Joe to write his memoirs, get a new job, and fade away. His service to this country is over.

    Iraq is Arabic for Viet Nam.

    by sen bob on Tue Jun 13, 2006 at 01:42:51 PM PDT

    •  His Memoirs (1+ / 0-)
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      I bet his memoirs will include "Democrat till I die" and "the Democratic Party is just not the same as it used to be".
      Maybe Joe and Zell will start a business.

    •  Maybe you should flesh out this sentiment (7+ / 0-)

      in a diary. ONe thats respectful of Lieberman, but explains succinctly whats happened over time from someone who knows him and has followed his career. Corruption of power, etc.

      We really arent blindly Joe-bashing. We need to make sure media and lurkers understand this.

    •  Agree with everything you said except (4+ / 0-)
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      sen bob, GayHillbilly, psnyder, goodasgold

      the 'Freedom Rider' part.  

      If memory serves, when the NYT did a big story on Lieberman right after Gore chose him as VP nominee, the writer couldn't find any evidence Lieberman actually went to Mississippi.  It was one thing to be pro-civil rights in New Haven in the '60's, quite another to actually go to Birmingham.  Lieberman has also had some very favorable quotes about the odious "Bell Curve."

      But your overall point is spot-on.  Aides to Dorgan and Daschle told me the switch in Lieberman was very noticeable once Gore picked him -- soon after, they stopped taking Lieberman's word for anything as he became increasingly self-serving.  

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