(Obscure reference alert: Sparkle Motion from the film "Donnie Darko",
because they perform a routine to Duran Duran's "Notorious"...get it?)
I always said Jane Hamsher was totally awesome, but I didn't know she was "notorious"! Here's what she said about Hadassah that apparently got Joe all riled up.
In a press release from Joe Lieberman's office today, the senator lashed back at charges that Hadassah Lieberman was doing something not real good or something...actually, I don't really know what he's talking about here.
Let's take a look at it...from the Courant's CapitolWatch:
U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman's office responded to what it called false statements and smears against the senator's wife, Hadassah Lieberman.OK, so far I'm understanding what you're saying...I don't necessarily agree, but at least I can comprehend the words.
"It is a sad day when a false guilt by association smear of a spouse of a public official by a notorious political operative and blogger is given so-called legitimacy in the press,'' Sen. Lieberman's Communications Director Marhall Wittmann said via email.Wait...what?!?
How is it false to say "guilt by association"? Are you saying that Hadassah doesn't associate with the senator? Why use the word "guilt" anyway, unless there's something the senator should feel guilty about?
And what's with the "notorious political operative and blogger" thing? Man, I'd love to be a notorious blogger! Talk about having some serious 'net-cred! C'mon Marshall; how's about a little shout-out to your buddy CT Bob? I can really use a new pull quote for my profile.
"For the record, Mrs. Lieberman is not now nor has ever been a lobbyist. These McCarthyite tactics are unfortunate and contribute to the poisoning of our public discourse."Holy shit! You can't be serious! Hadassah was never a lobbyist?
So, you're saying that these giant pharmaceutical corporations pay her craploads of money to speak because they want to hear what she has to say?
Wow. Thanks for clarifying that for me. I was under the impression that it was just a semi-transparent way to skirt the lobbying laws and allow the companies to funnel tons of money into Senator Lieberman's co-joined pockets via Hadassah's willing participation! While the senator actively works against health care reform!
How goddamned silly of me!
Thanks for the correction, Joe.