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you said before:
I believe there is going to be a great uprising in Connecticut today. There is going to be a big turnout in my opinion, and when it is all over I am going to be honored to be the Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate in this election.

If the people of CT are good enough to send me back to Washington as an independent democrat, I will continue to fight for our national security...I never hesitate to work with members of the other party.

indeed.  there was a great uprising in connecticut.  there was a big turnout of more than 40%, a record turnout for a primary, 15% higher than the last highly contested democratic primary in CT.  and when it was over, people voted your ass out, voted for a virtual unknown over you, not by a landslide, but by majority.  even the people in your home town voted for him over you.  the classy thing would be to congratulate your opponent and throw your support behind him -- that's what you would expect from him if the tables were turned.  the non-classy, assholish thing to do is to fuck the democratic party over some more by running as an independent.  but who cares what the people want, right?

the lie about the lamont campaign hacking your website was pretty much the last straw anyway.  oh, and people who can't hire competent folks for their website security should maybe not lead the nation regarding its security.  kthxbye, loserman.

on 2006-08-09 04:57 (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] klwalton.livejournal.com
Apparently, his campaign was paying, on the cheap, something like $15/month for webhosting and his website was sharing a server with 73 other websites.

Something tells me website security had nothing to do with the crash.

Also, on an amusing note, I heard (but can't comfirm) that at some point tonight, the Secretary of State of CT website, which gives out the official election results, um, crashed.

on 2006-08-09 05:54 (UTC)
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Posted by [identity profile] pir-anha.livejournal.com
the campaign denied that though (http://www.tpmmuckraker.com/archives/001304.php). the campaign's nevada internet consultant (nevada? they have no internet consultants in CT?) also claimed hacking (http://www.tpmmuckraker.com/archives/001298.php) -- i wonder now whether that was an altogether baldfaced lie by that guy to cover mistakes he made; nobody showed screenshots of that anywhere, and from what i can tell the lamont bloggers kept a pretty sharp eye on lieberman's site. i saw people check out whether the email server was really not accessible and it was. my bet was first on non-payment, because of that earlier message on the site which was a standard "contact our billing department", but that same internet consultant also claimed that the bill was always paid. well, the FBI is now on it.

not so funny that the lamont campaign got smeared all over the place though. there was no evidence, and gerstein admitted that. fuckers.

on 2006-08-09 05:57 (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] king-tirian.livejournal.com
Unfortunately, this is business as usual for Lieberman. Remember that this is the fellow that last ran for Senate while he was also running for Vice-President in 2000. Had Gore won the election, the Republican governor of Connecticut would have appointed Lieberman's successor, and it was entirely possible that the balance of the Senate would have shifted based on that seat switching parties. But he didn't care: he wanted to be in some sort of power even at the cost of shafting his party. Now is just the same, except that he evidently doesn't want to be invited to any Democratic events for the rest of his life. Sheesh. I'd like to be a fly on the wall when Al Gore shows up at his office with a clue-by-four about dignity and legacy.

I'll be very interested to see who is paying his bills over the next three months, because I really doubt that it's going to be independently-minded people. And it will be interesting to see what percentage of Lieberman supporters are going to be fairer losers than their candidate, so that this cynical ploy will go down to the spectacular and humbling defeat that it so richly deserves.

on 2006-08-09 21:45 (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] kmd.livejournal.com
I was thinking the same thing, about his hedging his bets while running as Gore's VP.


on 2006-08-09 21:48 (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] kmd.livejournal.com
Oh, and I'm with you on the who's paying the bills question. Although the number of Republicans who called in to Connecticut Public Radio's call-in news show this morning to say "good, I'm going to vote for Lieberman" gives us a hint.

on 2006-08-09 21:46 (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] kmd.livejournal.com

What you said.


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