Tuesday, August 01, 2006

NY Times Endorses Lamont Over Lieberman
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/073106Z.shtml
The New York Times: "If Mr. Lieberman had once stood up and taken the lead in saying that there were some places a president had no right to take his country even during a time of war, neither he nor this page would be where we are today. But by suggesting that there is no principled space for that kind of opposition, he has forfeited his role as a conscience of his party, and has forfeited our support."

[DUCHESS NOTE: Thank you Judith in sending this tidbit to me. Glad to see that the NYTimes still have some sense in their noggins.]

BUMPER STICKER QUOTE OF THE DAY ... IF YOU SUPPORTED BUSH, A YELLOW RIBBON WON'T MAKE UP FOR IT

PRIMARY FOE RIPS HIL ON ISRAEL
by Helen Kennedy, Daily News Staff Writer

Hillary Clinton's primary opponent lashed out at the senator over Israel yesterday, blaming the deaths of 37 children in Qana on her refusal to push for a ceasefire. "She, and a broad segment of our political leadership, bear responsibility for the deaths ofthese children," Democrat Jonathan Tasini said in a statement. The youngsters were among about 60 civilians killed in Israel's weekend strike on the southern Lebanese town of Qana. "Rather than call for restraint, Hillary Clinton stopped just short of declaring, 'Let the bombs fall.'" Clinton spokesman Howard Wolfson called Tasini's statement "outrageous and beyond the pale" but didn't engage further. In intensely personal terms, Tasini, who is Jewish and has lived in Israel, also branded Clinton a pandering chicken hawk. "I know what it is like to sit in a bomb shelter or touch the body of a person killed by war," Tasini said.

He said his father fought in the Jewish underground that helped found Israel in the 1940s, a cousin was killed in the 1973 war and an elderly relative was axed to death by a Palestinian while sitting on a park bench. "Has Hillary Clinton or other so-called 'friends of Israel,' who have cheered for armed conflict and death and destruction, ever spent one night in fear from war or sobbing in sorrow because of the death of a loved one in war?" he asked. "For them, it is all about political calculations, pandering and votes." Tasini, a former president of the National Writers Union, has been struggling to gain traction against his monumentally better known and better funded opponent. Clinton has ignored his attempts to get her to agree to a League of Women Voters debate Sept. 6 ahead of the Sept. 12 primary.

QUOTE OF THE DAY ... There isn't a parallel of latitude but thinks it would have been the equator if it had had its rights. Mark Twain

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