September 9, 2006


Lieberman Points Out a Turnabout by Lamont (JENNIFER MEDINA, 9/09/06, NY Times)

Ned Lamont, who this week chastised Senator Joseph I. Lieberman for his public rebuke of President Clinton during the Monica Lewinsky scandal, wrote to Mr. Lieberman at the time praising the eloquence of his speech on the Senate floor.

“I supported your statement because Clinton’s behavior was outrageous: a Democrat had to stand up and state as much, and I hoped that your statement was the beginning of the end,” Mr. Lamont, then a cable television executive, wrote in an e-mail message to the senator’s Washington office on Sept. 16, 1998, two weeks after Mr. Lieberman’s speech.

On the other hand, Mr. Lamont is the ideal representative of the post-Clinton Democratic party, which finds statements like Senator Lieberman's more outrageous than the behavior he was denouncing.

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 9, 2006 2:57 PM

As with the Jay Rockefeller quote Tony Snow referred to on Friday, that showed the senator saying the exactly opposite thing about Saddam and Iraq now as he was saying four years ago, Lamont's reversal will receive scant national media attention outside of Fox (though in this case all that really matters is how much statewide attention it gets, and how well the Lieberman folks can make sure it does receive publicity across Connecticut).

Posted by: John at September 9, 2006 5:03 PM

What matters is where he stands now and what he says today. This is a sign of his enlightenment and .

Posted by: Dave W at September 9, 2006 8:47 PM