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Monday, August 07, 2006

A Dispatch From New Haven

Grundy Mere, why do you support Lamont?

Ok, Its more that I hate Lieberman and have for a long time. I remember with the Clarence Thomas nomination Lieberman waited to vote til the last minute and then voted against Thomas only after he saw that he would be confirmed anyway. That explains how he voted 90% of the time with the democrats. He only voted that way if he could be sure his vote was not needed by the Republicans. Lamont is very inexperienced but will be a reliable moderately liberal vote. Also I doubt that he has any higher ambitions (although who knows the depths of anyone's self-delusions) which could free him up to be more ethical, maybe.


  • At 1:00 PM, Blogger Antid Oto said…

    As I said to Gate at R8 yesterday, everything you need to know about Lieberman can be summed up in one sequence of events: he voted against and loudly denouced the bankruptcy bill only after he voted for cloture. Enough Senators supported that piece of crap, but he's the only one I know who said publicly how crap it was after voting for it at the critical moment. And now he's touting his vote against it as proof of his liberal creds.


  • At 1:09 PM, Blogger Solomon Grundy said…

    Yeah, that's another good example.

    But I hadn't thought about the fact that a voting record can really distort a senator's legislative impact, since so much of the real action happens before legislation get to a vote.

    If he voted 90% with other Dems, it was at least partly because he helped kill legislation he wouldn't vote for.

    An ineffectual moderate Lamont is a lot better than a highly effective center-right Lieberman.

  • At 3:22 AM, Blogger Antid Oto said…

    I just realized: the first sentence of your post should probably read "why do you support Lamont?" No?

  • At 2:15 PM, Blogger Solomon Grundy said…



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