Saturday, February 25, 2006

An Open Letter to Senator Dodd

Upon attending a birthday gala for Ct. Dino Joe Lieberman, Senator Dodd had this to say: "This isn't a requirement that we be here," U.S. Sen. Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., said Thursday. "It's an act of love and affection. We don't need a battle in our own state about Democrats. Democrats stand with Joe Lieberman."

Not this Democrat, Senator Dodd, with all due respect. I have no "love and affection" for a man who remains a war hawk despite continued reports that the premise for this illegal war was based on a lie. I have no "love and affection" for one who supports an administration that continues to offer up our precious troops for slaughter for "no noble cause." There will be no "love and affection" for one who offers the kiss of Judas to the very one who sends our people to fight for an ignominious cause nor for one who jumps to his feet in standing ovation; yes, a "Democrat" once again standing with the Republicans.

So please, spare me the schmaltzy talk. I'm a Democrat who follows the actions of this man I regrettably once worked for. And you can take this to the bank...this same Democrat will be working and casting her vote for Ned Lamont, a man of principle, patriotism and passion for truth.

One more thing...when you tell me that we should support Joe because we don't "need a Democratic battle," you're telling me that regardless of the issues, it should be our party, right or wrong. I'm not so sure that's the message you want to convey to me, is it, Senator, that we should refrain from thinking and practice pure partisanship? Because if it is, then we have a huge, fundamental difference of philosophy. I believe it is AMERICAN to question our leaders and when we find answers that go against our beliefs, that we move to change those leaders because that's what America is all about. However, that's a discussion for another day.

Meanwhile, please know that if I have my way, the next time you attend a birthday party for Joe, it will be as Citizen Lieberman, not Senator.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006