Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Where have you gone, Joe Lieberman-o?

Our troubled independent Senator was in town the other day. I had no idea he was coming; did you? Of course you didn't, unless you're a member of the Stamford Illuminati Chamber of Commerce.

This is what bugs me about Joe Lieberman (and Chris Dodd, for that matter): he never does public meetings. I understand that Senators are busy people, but in the six-plus years I've lived in Stamford, neither of ours has done a town hall meeting or any type of public forum. Chris Shays made the rounds of the Fourth District at least twice a year, and I believe Jim Himes has done the same (or plans to).

What's the deal with Liebs and Dodd? Liebs and Dodd...sounds like a hit sitcom to me!

6 comments:

StamfordNotes said...

I'd make an insightful comment, but I'm busy watching cheese.

Whitemist said...

We have a chamber of Commerce? I thought they were just the thugs on the corner extorting money from all the businesses!
I did not just say that, did I???

JR said...

If you like cheese, just wait for my next post...

StamfordNotes said...

I'm waiting on pins and Cheetos

Melina said...

Joementum doent show his face much round these parts anymore...you just noticed?
My sister saw him last years at the westport swim club (which is only for residents, and Joe was living up there before his supposed move back to stamford.)
he used to show up all the time...the bulls head diner was a fav spot...but that was before the Lamont fiasco, where his thug teams stalked Ned's appearances and overwhelmed them with signs and just plain pushing aand thuggery.
Joe. having not bothered to put together a groud team because he couldnt imagine losing Stamford (the cradle of his...er...birth, afterall...and cronyism!) hired kids from downtown for $60 a day, to put on a shirt, carry a sign and travel round in a van to represent Joe....lets see, also to illegally plaster downtown with signs...and the had no idea which was which or what was what. They wanted the money.
after I talked with a couple of them in the beginning, I heard that they raised them to $100 per day. I think that the hours they worked made it below minimum wage originally...

anyway, even his supporters and friends were and are angry with him after what went down.
He doesn't represent CT, thats for sure...
for a recent rant on Joe see my blog here:
http://www.ripcoco.com/2009/07/joe-lieberman-liar-for-ages-speaks-on.html
it becomes redundant after a while, and Im trying to get away from writing about politics at all these days...but, y'know, I try to get out and they pull me back.

We really need a new Jr Senator and I hope that there are some suitable replacements out there, who are interested....
I'm certainly there for Ned Lamont...
I even liked that Schlesinger guy...at least if you're a republican, say you are!

james said...

most politicians are fraud, I think that's why you don't see them much.