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Out Of Context: Lamont Campaign Responds to Lieberman’s Attack Ad

This is the body of an email I just recieved from the Lamont Campaign:

This past weekend, as we reflected on the sacrifices made by American service members and their families during wars past and present, Senator Lieberman launched a full-run of television attack ads against Ned Lamont. Just like President Bush did to John Kerry in 2004, the ads are so devoid of context they would make Karl Rove blush. And while their content is highly suspect, the money paying for them is undeniable. This election cycle, Senator Lieberman is the U.S. Senate's top recipient of campaign contributions from the defense industry, second largest recipient of pharmaceutical manufacturer donations, and has collected over $1 million from political action committees. From now until the end of the campaign, every time you see a Joe Lieberman advertisement, flier, bumper sticker or button, you know who's paying for it.

…Lieberman's ad claimed Ned voted against cleaning asbestos out of a local public school. But what the ad didn't say was that it was part of a larger $45 million appropriation of which less than 5% was slated for asbestos removal. Those bills are all-or-nothing, and Ned thought a good amount of the spending in the bill was unnecessary, so he voted the whole thing down. It's the same kind of attack President Bush launched when he screamed over and over that John Kerry voted against the now infamous $87 billion to provide troops with body armor. That vote too was part of a much larger spending bill that resulted in billions of wasted dollars. Senator Lieberman has always been too close for comfort with President Bush on issues like Iraq, Social Security, and the current energy policy, but who knew they have been trading advice on campaign tactics during their time together. We need your help to fight back.


Tom Swan
Ned Lamont for U.S. Senate

If you havn't seen the attack ad yet watch it now!

May 31, 2006 - Posted by | Decision '06, The Progressive Movement


  1. Don’t you love how Swan goes seemlessly from talking about veterans to asking people to feel sorry for Ned Lamont, a man who is certainly not a veteran and seems to be living pretty comfortably in his Greenwich mansion.

    Comment by lieberblogger | May 31, 2006 | Reply

  2. I also love how lieberman runs as a democrat and supports Bush and says running a negative campaign is beneath him but runs ads like this on the air (although I must confess I have never seen a single Lieberman ad on TV but I’ve seen half dozen Lamont ads).


    Comment by Jon | May 31, 2006 | Reply

  3. He’s a politician, what do you expect?

    Comment by Devil's Advocate | June 1, 2006 | Reply

  4. Better representation in CT

    Comment by DisNoir36 | June 4, 2006 | Reply

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