You may recall, it was Barbara Boxer who cluelessly asked an MSNBC reporter at Yearly Kos, "Why are you so focused on Lieberman?", as told by Jane Hamsher:
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By Frank Davies
Mercury News Washington Bureau
Sun, Jul. 16, 2006
WASHINGTON - Liberal activists, including some California Democrats, are furious with Sen. Barbara Boxer -- a leading critic of the Iraq war -- for her active support of Sen. Joe Lieberman, a Democrat who staunchly defends the war in Iraq.
Boxer, a California Democrat, said she decided to support Lieberman, and campaign for him in Connecticut, even though "we have no common ground surrounding the issue of the Iraq war."
Lieberman has been one of her "staunchest allies" on the environment and reproductive rights, two issues very important to her, Boxer said in a statement. "I will be campaigning with him to let the voters know about his record on those issues."
In the past week, hundreds of constituents have called or e-mailed her office to complain about her support for Lieberman. But Boxer told the Mercury News she is undeterred.
"Ever since I went into politics I fully expected there would be moments when some of my supporters would disagree with me," she said.
Gee, how "principled" of you babs, almost as "principled" as joe himself, eh?
Here is my favorite citation from this story, which captures the essence of this issue:
A mortgage broker in Topanga Canyon, Dorothy Reik, said Boxer's decision "shows she's part of that 'old boys' club' in the Senate, where some sort of personal loyalty overrides your principles."
The question is, is Boxer a true member of the family of all liberal Democrats, or is she an even truer member of some bizzaro world inside baseball dc beltway family that she has an even higher allegiance to?
It is almost as if Boxer and Lieberman belong to some unfathomable secret cult that transcends the principles that we ordinary Liberal Dems live our lives by -
If that is what OUR senate has become, we need to break that sh*t up!
It would be most nice if the now-nationally-famous Connecticut Bloggers' "Kiss" float showed up where Boxer was stumping for joe in CT, wouldn't it?