Joe Biden wasn’t at Joe Lieberman’s latest publicity stunt, but Maura was, and she got her Mauramentum on:

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:

13 Responses to “Mauramentum”

  1. Rick Banales

    So everybody who womders why Joe is hedging his bets is a Lamont plant?

    Wow…Mr. Combover is in denial…

  2. Connecticut Bob

    Quick work there Spazeboy! Damned well done!

    Boy, Maura’s a braver person then I (as you remind me every chance you get, about my Lieberman encounter at the convention! LOL)

    Keep up the excellent work! I feel like a slacker compared to a go-getter like yourself.

  3. barb in albq

    Go Maura! The Deaniacs keep on keepin on…

  4. Paul

    I guess respectfully asking questions at public events is now considered “harrassment” by the high priests running our media. What a joke.

  5. Joe

    Wow. That TV station is really shilling for Lieberamn. The part where they discuss the commercials is so blatant it ought to count as in-kind contribution.

    And since when is a voter asking a pertinent and obvious question “harassment?” How small can they get. Voters are supposed to know their place and keep quite.

  6. Maura

    Thanks for taking the time to capture and process this video!!! You’re amazing.

  7. Pelican7

    Thanks for the video spazeboy. Much appreciated. Maura rocks!!

  8. RT

    Thanks for the video, Spazeboy! Maura was great – if it had been me, I would have sounded like a total idiot. But then, to steal a Kevin Drum line, I’ve got a voice made for blogging.

    When the Germans invaded France and Belgium in WWI, Barbara Tuchman says they couldn’t understand the idea that people would just commit acts of resistance on their own, without being told by some authority to commit them. So when somebody blew up a bridge, they’d shoot the mayor, and the resistance would continue. Then they’d shoot the town selectmen, and so forth, but no matter what leaders they killed, they’d still get sabotaged.

    Sorta like that here – the Lieberman folks, and even the media, can’t seem to wrap their minds around the idea that some reasonably intelligent citizen came up and asked questions of her own volition, without being anybody’s ‘plant.’

    They don’t know what to do about an entire political movement of people who are smart, opinionated, and can think and act for themselves.

  9. inkadu

    Next week’s report from WTNH
    Mark Davis: Ned Lamont must have a campaign staff numbered in the THOUSANDS because everywhere Mr. Lieberman goes, he experiences harrassment by a different group of people, all Lamont supporters who hate Lieberman SO MUCH they will vote for him should he win the Democratic primary. Mr. Lieberman is on with us tonight. Welcome, Senator Lieberman.
    Mr. Lieberman: Yeah, hi. Listen, I think it’s clear what is going on here. Lamont is using his billions to hire all those people to harrass me. And he’s so rich, he’s able to hire people who already have jobs and successful careers all over the state. It’s really Exhibit A for the corruptive influence of money in politics.

  10. texas dem

    That TV station was totally shilling for Lieberman. They ought to be completely ashamed of themselves.

    Maybe now I know how conservatives feel when Tom Brokaw talks about some cultural issue like abortion. I never watched TV much, but the bias in that clip was very transparent.

    I also liked how their clip of Lamont included crystal chandeliers.

  11. DrWolfy

    It is truly amazing how the press shills for Lie-berman.

    We are up against a huge machine folks, and it isn’t getting any easier.

    Great Job Maura.

  12. 4jkb4ia

    Thanks for posting the video. I would have been outraged if I had seen only the pro-Lieberman station.

  13. Vermonter


    Whether in VA or CT, you rule!