You mentioned how Irish American Democrats are great supporters because they’re not fair-weather friends, and I totally agree. So why are you being a fair-weather Democrat, saying you’ll only respect the results of the Democratic primary if you win?”
All of a sudden I found myself with a bunch of microphones in my face. Joe looked slightly stunned, and then started in on his usual talking points about how he wants even more Democrats to have a chance to vote for him in November and that not all Democrats know that they have to come out for a “hot day in August”.
I said, “Don’t you think Connecticut Democrats are smart enough to know on what day to vote?”
He said, “I hope so” and then started to wave me off.
I wonder if she had to stare into the cold, dark eyes of Marion Steinfels. If so, Maura is lucky to have escaped with her soul.
What troubles me is that the Lieberman campaign tried to paint Maura as some kind of plant by the Lamont campaign. Don’t get her wrong, she is a proud supporter of Ned Lamont–but she doesn’t take her marching orders from Lamont HQ. I received the same kind of treatment from Marion Steinfels at the diner event where I met Joe 31 days ago in Bristol. It seems like only yesterday:
Steinfels did attempt to intimidate me, claiming that we “met” at the convention and asserting that I worked for Ned Lamont. For one, Steinfels was the person who “met” me by blocking my camcorder as I shot footage of the Senator at the convention. For two, I’m going to wear my Ned Lamont for U.S. Senate sticker/button/shirt wherever and whenever I please because I’m damn proud to support him–but I do not work for him, I do not speak for him, and I do not take orders from anyone at his campaign.
Update – Maura’s hair made the 9pm NECN news as well (better version of the original WTNH clip is also added on to the end of this clip):
Maura even made the 6:00pm news, but was totally mischaracterized: