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You’re No Democrat, Mr. Lieberman

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According to Paul Bass in the New Haven Independent, local Connecticut residents (attn punditry class, read: not bloggers) are attempting to have Holy Joe "un-Democrated" now that he’s officially running as a candidate for the Kiss My Ring party:

A day after U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman declared himself a "devoted Democrat" on national TV, peace activists in his hometown of New Haven asked the local registrar of voters (Sharon Ferrucci, pictured) Monday afternoon to strip him of his party affiliation because of his third-party reelection bid against party-endorsed Ned Lamont.

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A day after U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman declared himself a "devoted Democrat" on national TV, peace activists in his hometown of New Haven asked the local registrar of voters (Sharon Ferrucci, pictured) Monday afternoon to strip him of his party affiliation because of his third-party reelection bid against party-endorsed Ned Lamont.

Of course, with no more evidence than he had for his allegations about hacking — which even he eventually admitted were entirely spurious — Dan Gerstein is now slinging around wild accusations that the Lamont campaign is behind these efforts.  He also claims to have seen Bigfoot in the light of the full moon early last week.  The New York Times has assigned three journalists to follow up on the story.

And Gerstein has now taken to trailing Ned Lamont around to his public events like a piece of dirty toilet paper that just won’t come off your shoe.  According to the Connecticut Post:

Dan Gerstein, the senator’s communications director, and Tom Swan, Lamont’s campaign manager, exchanged angry words in the state Capitol parking lot before Lamont’s brief news conference. Gerstein charged that the Lamont campaign is supporting the New Haven party challenge; Swan denied it.

Rumors that Swan asked Gerstein if the truth was ever going to make it into any of his press releases could not be confirmed.

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Jane Hamsher

Jane Hamsher

Jane is the founder of Firedoglake.com. Her work has also appeared on the Huffington Post, Alternet and The American Prospect. She’s the author of the best selling book Killer Instinct and has produced such films Natural Born Killers and Permanent Midnight. She lives in Washington DC.
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