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pnwmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 09:37 PM
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NYT endorses Lamont for Senate
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/29/opinion/29sun2.html?_...

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The fatal problem with Mr. Liebermans candidacy is not that he was wrong about the invasion, but that he has not shown any capacity to grow and change. Suggesting that getting rid of Donald Rumsfeld might be a good idea is hardly a breakthrough at a time when the secretary of defenses supporters are pretty much limited to the president and members of the Rumsfeld family.

Mr. Lieberman has changed his tone but not his underlying conviction that he has been right all along. He and Mr. Bush are still on the very same page, encouraging the American people to believe that there is a happy ending for American involvement in Iraq, and that all it takes is the perseverance to keep marching toward the end of the rainbow.

Ned Lamont has run a far less polished campaign than Mr. Lieberman, but the more we see of him, the more impressed we are by his intelligence and his growing sophistication about the issues facing the nation. He is very much in the Connecticut mold of basically moderate, principled politicians, and his willingness to take on Mr. Lieberman when no one else dared to do it showed real courage and conviction. He would make a good senator. More important, he has the capacity to continually become a better one. We endorse Ned Lamont for Senate.
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 09:40 PM
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1. Am I just confused? I thought for sure I saw a thread on NYT
Edited on Sat Oct-28-06 09:41 PM by hlthe2b
endorsement of Liarman Lieberman a few days ago? Welll, I'm damned glad to see this, but I could have sworn I saw that..... :shrug: (and I'm not even drinking!) LOL
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pnwmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-29-06 01:48 AM
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4. Could it have been another NY paper? The Post, perhaps?
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-29-06 10:07 AM
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6. I don't believe so... as I wouldn't think twice re: Post doing so...
But, possibly someone who posted mistook a columnist or opinion piece as the official endorsement. I didn't read it carefully enough...
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Demit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 09:42 PM
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2. Ni-i-i-ce beatdown paragraph
"...We are living in perilous times. Being able to work with the opposition party Mr. Liebermans claim to fame is hardly a sign of moral courage when the opposition party controls the White House, Senate and House of Representatives. President Bush did not need Mr. Liebermans persistent support on Iraq when he had the deference of his own party members in Congress. What the country needed and what Connecticut had the right to expect was for Mr. Lieberman to risk some of his bipartisan clout to call attention to the way Iraq was spiraling out of control. ..."

The NYT's reporting sometimes sucks the big one, but this editorial is right on target.
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pnwmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-29-06 01:49 AM
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5. I was surprised at how good it was, given their reporting.
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williesgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 10:11 PM
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3. This is good news - recommended
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