He'll "get by with a little help from 'his' friends," huh, Joe....uh, WHAT party is it you say you would caucus with should you win your INDEPENDENT campaign? Dems you say? Hmmm, seems to me you have an a w f u l lot of payback on your table, eh? And we haven't even GOTTEN to Mayor Bloomberg yet!
Joe..please...you look like an ass and I don't mean that of a donkey...just a plain weak, pathetic, begging, morally bankrupt ass as you pander to your true Republican buddies. You are an embarrassment to members of either party when you really think about it...but the joke's ultimately going to be on you because have no doubt - your friend Karl is going to drop you like a hot potato once you are done doing his bidding..That's ok though...I guess you can still learn things at 64, right?
With credit and thanks to the Journal Inquirer, good people of CT, behold the following:
Florida Republican, friend to Bushes and defender of Lewis Libby, raises money for Lieberman
By Don Michak, Journal Inquirer
U.S. Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman on Wednesday attended a fundraiser in Florida organized by a former finance chairman of the Republican National Committee, a top aide to the senator confirmed.
Lieberman's communications director, Dan Gerstein, said the reception held at Mel Sembler's St. Petersburg offices - where guests were asked to contribute a minimum of $1,000 to the three-term incumbent's battle against Greenwich Democrat Ned Lamont - went like "gangbusters."
About 100 people attended the event, according to Reuters news service, which reported that it was closed to reporters.
Sembler headed the RNC's finance committee from 1994 to 2000. President Bush named him as ambassador to Italy in 2001, a post he held until last year.
Bush's father, President George H.W. Bush, had named Sembler as ambassador to Australia.
Sembler is chairman of the board of the Sembler Co., a developer of shopping centers in Florida and nearby states.
He serves on the boards of directors of the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation and the Republican Jewish Coalition and is chairman of the Libby Legal Defense Trust.
The defense trust is a Washington, D.C.-based organization established to help Lewis "Scooter" Libby, Vice President Dick Cheney's former chief of staff, defray legal expenses following his federal indictment last year on charges of obstruction of justice, perjury, and making false statements.
The charges were levied in connection with a special prosecutor's probe of the leaking of the name of a former CIA agent, Valerie Plame, to reporters.
Ned Lamont's campaign spokeswoman, Liz Dupont-Diehl, said today the Sembler fundraiser "sounds like more Washington special interests trying to help Joe cling to his job."
"This is a kind of incumbency protection racket that makes Ned's candidacy so appealing to so many people," she said, adding that Lamont had refused to accept contributions from political action committees and other special interests.
Minutes after losing the Democratic primary to Lamont last month, Lieberman vowed to continue his bid for re-election as an independent and appealed to out-of-state voters of all political stripes for campaign contributions.
Gerstein said today that he did not immediately know of other prominent Republicans who have offered to help Lieberman raise campaign cash, with the exception of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Bloomberg has agreed to host a fundraiser for Lieberman at the mayor's upper East Side townhouse Nov. 1, as well as to headline another fundraising event slated for Oct. 25 in Chicago.
Meanwhile, the Lieberman and Lamont camps were continuing discussions today in a bid to schedule a debate between the candidates within the next few weeks.
Both sides already have committed to a debate in New London on Oct. 23. That event is slated to be moderated by ABC News correspondent and former President Bill Clinton aide George Stephanopoulos.
©Journal Inquirer 2006
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