Sen. Lieberman has so far been mum on the Attorney General’s finding that Ned Lamont’s staff and supporters weren’t responsible for his website taking a huge dump on itself the day before the Primary.
Why doesn’t that surprise me?
While the good Senator said nothing, his faithful minions seem plenty willing to jabber endlessly about the results of the investigation.
In today’s Stamford Advocate, Lieberman spokesdouche Dan Gerstein said,
“We had very good reason to believe at the time that there had been a deliberate effort to disable it."Then, effectively throwing his former webmaster under the bus, he continued with,
"Our Web site consultant assured us in the strongest terms possible that we had been attacked again.”That would be Dan Geary, head of Nevada-based Geary Co. Advertising. On Thursday, Geary stood by his company's initial report about an attack on Lieberman's site.
"The campaign said what they said after we reported what we felt was happening," Geary said. "Our contention was to let the law enforcement folks make a determination . . . as opposed to a lifelong technical discussion in the blogosphere, where everyone is their own expert on what happened or might have happened."Ah, so basically you’re saying that something bad happened, and before you knew what caused it, you called the authorities and said that they should figure it out for you.
If that’s the case, then WHY all the screaming about Lamont’s camp CAUSING the website outage?
Could it simply have been a convenient way to attack Ned while covering up your own incompetence?
There are absolutely laws against these kinds of false charges.
In addition to filing a fraudulent report with the authorities, there may also be the issue of defrauding the government (and the taxpayers) of the cost of this four-month investigation. As more information is revealed, not only will the extent of their culpability be exposed, but it will be added onto other real scandals, such as the missing 1/3 of a million falsely categorized as “petty cash”.
In continuing with their excellent reportage of this story, The Advocate has filed Freedom of Information requests with both the Attorney General and the FBI seeking more information on the investigations.
Accountability is the key here. If we back down in our fight to bring Senator Lieberman to account for his actions, we would be giving tacit approval to the continued culture of corruption that exists inside the Beltway.
And that, I fear, would be like getting a lump of coal in my Xmas stocking.