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    I was very disappointed to learn today that my Congressional "Delegate" Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) is campaigning at African-American churches in Connecticut on behalf of Joe Lieberman.  The Washington Post::


    Norton told members of the congregations that Lieberman had stood with African Americans on critical issues and should not be rejected Tuesday simply because of his support for the war.

       She called Lieberman "dead wrong" on the war but said many other Democrats in the House and Senate were on the same side as the Connecticut senator, "including the front-runner for president of the United States, [New York Sen.] Hillary Clinton. She agrees with him, and is anybody going to vote her out of office anytime soon?"

    I've always supported Del. Norton, but I am appalled that she has bought into the D.C. misinformation that the Lamont challenge is an attempt to scapegoat Lieberman for his vote on the war.  I do not need to repeat chapter and verse here, but we all know how Mr. Lieberman has distinguished himself as the anti-Democrat on affirmative action, reproductive rights, court appointments, social security, Terri Schiavo, the Bankruptcy Bill (enough reasons, Ms. Norton?).  Hillary may be "centrist" (in DC's new parlance), and I frankly disagree with her on the war and other issues, but Hillary is no Joe Lieberman.  Delegate Norton should remember this.

    If you live in DC, I urge you to call Delegate Norton's office and give them a polite earful:  (202) 225-8050.


    [I apologise for rep-posting this from the open thread.  I posted there late, and hoped more people would see it here.]

    "How am I not myself?" -- I ♥ Huckabees

    by Joelarama on Mon Aug 07, 2006 at 02:08:05 PM PDT

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