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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-01-06 11:41 PM
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NYT: Support for War Tests Lieberman's Re-election Prospects
Support for War Tests Lieberman's Re-election Prospects
By WILLIAM YARDLEY
Published: April 2, 2006

HARTFORD, March 31 Three times on Thursday night, Senator Joseph I. Lieberman asked the crowd of 1,700 for quiet during his remarks at the state Democrats' annual Jefferson Jackson Bailey fund-raising dinner.

"Shhh," he told the guests. But rather than interrupting him with applause, many were ignoring him, having struck up conversations after finishing their chicken.

The inattentiveness as well as the scattered boos amid the supportive calls of "Joe" that welcomed Mr. Lieberman to the podium convinced some that the three-term senator, criticized for months because of his continued support for the war in Iraq, may be vulnerable in the primary challenge he faces.

"What I was struck by was that not many people were paying attention to him," said Leo Canty, chairman of the Democratic town committee in Windsor, which passed a resolution in February opposing Senator Lieberman's support for the war. "It used to be that he would be more of a presence when he came in."

A few minutes later, however, the audience was riveted as Senator Barack Obama of Illinois, the guest speaker at the $175-a-plate dinner, stood on the podium and began the customary round of recognition of candidates and incumbents in the room. When he got to Mr. Lieberman, who is his mentor in the Senate and who helped recruit him to speak at the event, the applause again was muted....

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/04/02/nyregion/02lieberman....

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NativeTexan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-01-06 11:45 PM
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1. "Its a long and hard row to hoe, when..........
........seeds that you have sown, grow by the wicked moon."

And he is reapin' what he has sown.
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Tom Joad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-01-06 11:57 PM
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2. they should have offered Joe the chicken bones....
this man supports a war that has killed so many children, broken so many bodies. It could have been a real night to remember.


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