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Veteran and Hopeful at CT Democratic Picnic

by: Scarce

Mon Sep 04, 2006 at 10:59:54 AM EDT

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Senate nominee Ned Lamont, right, shares a laugh with Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Conn., while campaigning together at the Haddam Neck Fair
(AP Photo/Jessica Hill) Sep. 3, 2006

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(Complete with "Nedster" campaign button.)

Former Lieberman Allies Rally Around Lamont At Party Picnic

While [Lieberman] stayed out of the public eye Sunday, political allies with whom he'd campaigned and served for decades - including fellow U.S. Sen. Christopher Dodd - cheered on his Democratic opponent, Greenwich millionaire Ned Lamont, with the same adoration they once showered upon Lieberman....

"Most of those folks have been very active for a long time, so this is a chance for me today to thank them for being so supportive," Lamont said at Sunday's picnic, where he was cheered with a standing ovation and chants of "Ned, Ned, Ned!" when Dodd introduced him.

And of Joe?

Scarce :: Veteran and Hopeful at CT Democratic Picnic

Lieberman was not invited to the picnic, and his name was never mentioned in the speeches. The only evidence of his existence was the lone Lieberman campaign worker who regularly appears at Lamont events to videotape Lamont's speeches.

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Joe Thought....... (0.00 / 0)
that he could ride out his political career, excusing everything he did, by merely saying "he was a man of principle".  Well, when you are the only Northeast Dem voting for the Energy bill, when you vote for cloture for a right wing radical judge to help choke up the system with a right wing ideology, when you keep supporting an illegal invasion and occupation of a country based on lies, well principles doesn't cut it anymore!

I think on November 7th, I shall finally break open that bottle of champagne I bought for a Kerry win a couple years ago, and have a drink on Joe Lieberman and his loss.

supporting joe (0.00 / 0)
i think a lot of the support joe got preprimary was people hoping he would win--even tho they didn't much like him--because they didn't want him to run on his own. in other words, i think those votes and support are now migrating to ned. my thought is that they haven't really switched allegiance, they didn't like joe much in the first place. i mean, who could?

wow (0.00 / 0)
that is a GREAT picture.

"The work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives and the dreams shall never die." - Teddy Kennedy

sorry - Lost my post (4.00 / 1)
Tried to post from the Newtown parade but my battery went (aircard sucks the juice right out of it).

Here is the 2 day report:
Starting in Moodus yesterday (Sunday) for the 3 - 5 Dems picnic. All the swells were there, and Dodd had photo ops before the speeches began.

As expected, everyone praised eachother, with Dodd calling Rosa DeLauro "Connecticut's Own Mother Theresa" (what does that mean?). 

Present were Larson, Olsen, DeNardo, Jepson, Wyman, Bysiewicz, Blumenthal, DeStefano, Glassman, Lamont, Don Williams(in the background), (sorry lots of other notables) and many activists you see around the state. Larson and Olsen are of course real fiery pund the air speakers, as is Rosa. DeStefano was superb. Spoke about Glassman's primary showing as a message from the voters.

Notably absent was Jim Amann.

A bit of talk about Dodd for President in 08, genereally good speeches, not too long, but the feeling of winning was definitely in the air.

Lots of big fat television cameras, no bloggers. Really.

Drove zigzag across the lower part of the stqate to get to the Odyssey Festival (Greeks!) in Orange, where Ned and Rosa wandered through the crowds. Big crowds. The best part was seeing the children respond to Rosa. And vice versa.

Next day was today and the Huge parade in Newtown.

Reinactors, classic cars, old tractors, men from bars.

About 40 people showed up to walk with Lamont. The chant was
"Gimme an N--(N)
Gimme an E-- (E)
Gimme a D--  (D)
What's that spell? (CHANGE!!)"

Ned went from one side of the road to the other, shaking hands, talking curbside. Very personable.

More in a minute, my hands hurt.

"I am not a Blogger...But I play one on the internet."

Armistead Maupin is a Name I Made Up (4.00 / 1)
"pund" should be "pound"

Okay so there we were mustering in Newtown to prep for the parade. There was a gigantamundo float for M. Jodi Rowland and Nancy Johnson. They seem to own a helium concession. The constant Hiss was balloons being inflated, not Democrats showing displeasure.

Rell wore a pink jacket so you would remember that she had breast cancer. Or am I a cynic?

Johnson is Yellow, or anyway her 'loons are.

Beyond the color schemes:
Chris Murphy (sorry, forgot but he was also in Moodus and made an excellent speech there) was there, with a great group of young and eager supporters.

The Lieberman Poop is that while we waited for the parade to start Joe came up the hill, dragging along Hadassah. He looks awful. Just Ghostly...A Whiter Shade of Pale. He turned to her and said "Stick With Me", which is funny because his fans had those awful blue sausage inflatables that are imprinted "Stick With Joe" on the side. If you have a blue pen you can make them say "Stick it Joe".


The Lamont crowd was super polite to him, and said things like "Good Morning Senator" and"Hello, Mr. Lieberman".
Very civil.

The scarier parts were some curbsitters commenting things when we walked like "I hope a terrorist blows up your house".

Then we just made it back to Milford for the memorial procession for Jordan Pierson, killed in Iraq.

I will not make any statement about this war right now because I feel so badly for his mother. Cried my eyes out.

"I am not a Blogger...But I play one on the internet."

Give Some Thought (0.00 / 0)
to what a class act Dodd is, and how much he would add to the 2008 presidential campaign.

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