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August 03, 2006

Jane Hamsher Makes The WaPo!

Not in a good way, though. She may have frisched Ned Lamont but good:


Lieberman responded indignantly after the photo posting was revealed. "This is one of the most disgusting and hurtful images that has been used in American history, it's deeply offensive to people of all colors, and it has absolutely no place in the political arena today," he said in a statement issued by his campaign.

Lieberman called on Lamont to ban Hamsher from traveling with the campaign, refuse to take any money raised by Hamsher and remove any links to her postings on his Web site.

Lamont brushed past reporters Wednesday night in Bridgeport, saying: "I don't know anything about the blogs. I'm not responsible for those. I have no comment on them."

Lamont spokeswoman Liz Dupont-Diehl tried to distance the campaign from the photo and said campaign manager Tom Swan had called Hamsher and asked that the picture be taken off the blog. "This was not the campaign's doing," she said. "We find it offensive and inappropriate. We asked that it be taken down, and it was."

But Dupont-Diehl said the campaign will not bow to the Lieberman campaign's demand that Lamont cut any ties with Hamsher. "She's not part of the campaign staff," Dupont-Diehl said. "She's an independent blogger covering the race."

She called it "an isolated, nonrepresentative incident" and added: "Ned has been committed to affirmative action and equality. He's been more active in achieving those goals than many people."

Active, how, exactly? I thought he was a political neophyte. Is she talking about his employees being diverse? If so, let's see the evidence.

Lieberman spokesman Dan Gerstein scoffed at the Lamont campaign's effort to separate the candidate from Hamsher and her posting.

While noting that Hamsher is not a paid staffer, Gerstein argued that she has been an integral part of the Lamont operation. "She's been an active part of their campaign," he said. "She travels with him, she's raised money for them and has become the primary mouthpiece for him in the blogosphere."

Hamsher did not return a message left on her cellphone.


Lieberman also has pressed Lamont recently to explain his decision to resign from the Round Hill Club in Greenwich. Lamont told the New York Times he quit the club because of its lack of diversity, but Lieberman has demanded an explanation of why he did not resign earlier.

Here's the immaturity of the sinestropshere in a nutshell. Lamont belonged to a club suspected of racism and antisemitism in its membership decisions. He only quit the club when he became a politician.

Now, this is not necessarily a disqualifying factor; Lord knows many politicians have had country-club problems. But it is an issue that has to be responded to seriously.

Instead of so responding, Hamsher just attacked Lieberaman with an idiotic and offensive blackface picture. The left attempts to ape what they think We Crafty Repblicans are doing, and what they think we're always doing -- always! -- is attacking. Attack, attack, attack. That's how you show you're "tough" and "won't take the neocon attacks lying down." You return the neocon fire. You attack.

You attack with offensive and juvenile shock-value blackface pictures, I guess. Of course you wouldn't soberly attempt to justify or explain away Lamont's membership in the country club; that would be allowing the Evil Crafty Neocons to "frame the debate."

Yesterday Lamont had some problems with black voters because of his membership in a, errr, racially selective country club. Today he has problems with black voters because of his membership in a racially selective country club and because one of his loudest-mouthed, attention-whoring supporters put up a blackface picture.

If the sinestropshere didn't exist, Karl Rove would have had to create it.

Thanks to OregonMuse (I think).

Update: Michelle Malkin responds to Lamont's insistence that he knows absolutely nothing -- nossing, I tells you! -- about these so-called "blogs". CONTENT WARNING: Contains KosKids cavorting with Ned Lamont.

Great quote dug up by Betlway Blogroll linked at Michelle's. Seems Jane Hamsher could wax indignant about blackface... so long as it was Laura Bush on the receiving end of the indignation.

PS, Hugh Hewitt's quote at bottom reads a lot like this post. Honestly, didn't see it before. Just great minds and all that.

I Know Nossing! Nossing! Update: This Mystery Blogger Lamont knows so little about just happened to be one of the few people in his entourage when he showed up for the Colbert Show.

I suppose his defense is that commercial he did. Sometimes unhinged lefty bloggers just start swarming him and dancing as if listening to long Phish solos playing in their heads. It is, I concede, documented evidence of this strange phenomenon.

Thanks to JackM., who answers readers' questions.

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