Aides to Sen. Joe Lieberman accused Ned Lamont’s campaign Tuesday morning—with no evidence—of attacking and bringing down Lieberman’s website. But Markos (of Daily Kos) seems to have found the real culprit: Lieberman’s $15-a-month web hosting company went down, along with all its clients. (Thanks to reader “publius” for the link.)
Kos: “If you’re paying $15 because your $12 million campaign is too freakin’ cheap to pay for quality hosting, then don’t go blaming your opponent when your shitty service goes out.”
Check out Lieberman’s unfounded accusations
What an oddly petty conclusion to a race that has hinged on the most consequential of all topics.
I have the definitive answer as to why Lieberman’s site went down.
They are paying $15/month for hosting at a place called MyHostCamp, with a bandwidth limit of 10GB. MyHostCamp is currently down, along with all their clients.
Here’s the deal—you get what you pay for. My hosting bill is now over $7K per month. A smaller site doesn’t need that much bandwidth, but if you’re paying $15 because your $12 million campaign is too freakin’ cheap to pay for quality hosting, then don’t go blaming your opponent when your shitty service goes out.
For their part, the Lamont campaign has offered its technical expertise to get Lieberman’s site back up (which could be done in an hour by a competent sysadmin), and has added a link to the googlecached version of Lieberman’s site at the top of their blog.
WASHINGTON (CNN)—Officials with U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman’s re-election campaign say that “dirty politics” and “Rovian tactics” are to blame for what they call an online attack on their campaign Web site as Connecticut voters headed to the polls Tuesday.
The former Democratic vice presidential candidate is seeking his party’s nomination for a fourth term to the Senate.
“Rovian” is a reference to White House aide and presidential political adviser Karl Rove, whom Democrats frequently have accused of unethical campaign tactics.
The Web site, http://www.joe2006.comexternal link, has been unavailable since Monday afternoon, and Lieberman campaign manager Sean Smith suggested that the campaign of senator’s primary opponent, Ned Lamont, or his supporters were responsible for the disruption.
Left: AP /Bob Child; right: AP / Fred Beckham
Left: Democratic Sen. Joe Lieberman and his wife, Hadassah, leave Edgewod Magnet School in New Haven, Conn., Tuesday, Aug. 8, after they voted in the primary election. A new poll showed the race tightening between Lieberman and antiwar challenger Ned Lamont, with Lamont holding a slight lead. Lieberman has said he will run as an independent in the fall if defeated in the primary.
Right: Greenwich, Conn., resident and Democratic Senate hopeful Ned Lamont speaks to reporters outside Greenwich High School before voting in the primary.