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A Vast Right- and Indie-Wing Conspiracy?

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Posted on Aug 14, 2006
Ned Lamont
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After Dick Cheney and Joe Lieberman both said that Ned Lamont’s Senate primary victory counted as a win for the terrorists, Lamont told the AP, “It surprised me ... it seemed almost orchestrated.”

We were going to headline this “A Vast Right- and Left-Wing Conspiracy,” but couldn’t—now that Lieberman has given the middle finger to the left.


AP:

Democratic Senate nominee Ned Lamont, the anti-war candidate who toppled Sen. Joe Lieberman in the Connecticut primary, says he was surprised by Lieberman and Vice President Dick Cheney’s claims that his victory could embolden terrorists.

“My God, here we have a terrorist threat against hearth and home and the very first thing that comes out of their mind is how can we turn this to partisan advantage. I find that offensive,” Lamont said in an interview Sunday with The Associated Press.

After British officials disclosed they had thwarted a terrorist airline bombing plot on Thursday, Lieberman warned that Lamont’s call for a phased-withdrawal of troops from
Iraq would be “taken as a tremendous victory” by terrorists.

Cheney on Wednesday had suggested that Lamont’s victory might encourage “the al-Qaida types” who want to “break the will of the American people in terms of our ability to stay in the fight and complete the task.”

Lamont said Lieberman’s swipe at his candidacy “sounded an awful lot” like Cheney.

“It surprised me,” he said. “It seemed almost orchestrated. It’s sort of demeaning to the people of Connecticut ... I thought the senator and the vice president were both wrong to use that attack (strategy) on the voters of Connecticut.”

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By ks, August 15, 2006 at 10:59 am Link to this comment
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How do they keep Cheney alive?
http://ao1a.cf.huffingtonpost.com/

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By Yogi Carpenter, August 14, 2006 at 9:06 pm Link to this comment
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There’s a brand of humor where the joke is so so awful that a chuckle issues out because it’s just so deeply disturbing. We see a certain contingent of us decrying the violence of video games, never connecting to the real life video game these guys like Rove, Cheney and Kristol are playing. You can’t help imagining them snickering and sneering at us and high fiving eachother at our inability to keep up, as they sit around the board game with highalls and big cigars, twiddling us. Someone with penetrating wit has come up with the guffawingly accurate moniker, “The Mansion Family.” Imagine these smug men in custom fit orange jump suits for their retirement, and press enter.

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