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No Tongue, I Swear…


Joe-Nertia, indeed:

Connecticut party officials were particularly incensed when President Bush kissed Lieberman on the cheek following his 2005 State of the Union address. In meetings with state Dems, Lieberman tried to assuage their concerns, but also kept reminding party officials he had a 70% approval rating. Even so, the attacks on the kiss became so vocal that an exasperated Lieberman told one group of Democrats "I didn’t kiss him back," a response that didn’t exactly hearten them. (The incident has become so radioactive that Lieberman now denies Bush actually kissed him, telling TIME last week "I don’t think he kissed me, he leaned over and gave me a hug and said "thank you for being a patriotic American.") (emphasis mine)

The whining, the dissembling and the CYA never stop, do they?  (Oh, and too bad for Lieberman that we’ve all got access to the pictures.  Ooops.) 

Here’s a word for the Lieberman campaign: ACCOUNTABILITY. 

Feel the Nedrenaline, folks…

(PS — I hear from folks close to the Lamont campaign that there will be more news soon.  Will bring it to you when I get it.  You want to see what panic looks like — re-read that Joe-nertia quote from above:  "I don’t think he kissed me, he leaned over and gave me a hug and said "thank you for being a patriotic American."  Pathetic. is.buying.)  (H/T to reader Ed*ard Teller for the heads up.)

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Christy Hardin Smith

Christy Hardin Smith

Christy is a "recovering" attorney, who earned her undergraduate degree at Smith College, in American Studies and Government, concentrating in American Foreign Policy. She then went on to graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania in the field of political science and international relations/security studies, before attending law school at the College of Law at West Virginia University, where she was Associate Editor of the Law Review. Christy was a partner in her own firm for several years, where she practiced in a number of areas including criminal defense, child abuse and neglect representation, domestic law, civil litigation, and she was an attorney for a small municipality, before switching hats to become a state prosecutor. Christy has extensive trial experience, and has worked for years both in and out of the court system to improve the lives of at risk children.

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