Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Bob Kerrey, Sticking with Joe

posted October 25th

This afternoon former Senator Bob Kerrey (D-NE) came to Connecticut to talk homeland security with Joe and formally endorse Joe’s independent run.

They started the day highlighting their work together around 9-11 Commission — Senator Kerrey is a Commission member and Joe co-authored the legislation creating the panel — and their efforts to implement the Commission’s recommendations to fill the holes in our national defenses.

Senator Kerrey praised Joe for working across party lines with John McCain (R-AZ) to build support for the Commission and overcome President Bush’s objections to pass the bill.

And then once the Commission issued its report, Senator Kerrey said that it was Joe Lieberman and Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and McCain who wrote the law adopting many of the Commission’s recommendations.

Senator Kerrey concluded by saying that a lot more work needed to be done to make good on the 9-11 Commission’s findings — and that it was perfectly clear Joe was the right man for that job.

Senator Kerrey said after the discussion in explaining why he was sticking with Joe:

“I think it would be a terrible loss for the country to lose Joe Lieberman at this particular moment when, in many ways, Washington, D.C., is broken. Joe’s one of those guys. He’s very clear about what he believes. He’s very forceful in delivering his views on what ought to be done.”
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Posted by: Eric Blankenbaker on 10/25/2006 at 4:13 PM

6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am curious, where was this event held? Thanks!

2:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Washington DC is broken and Joe LIE-man is a big part of the problem. He believes in "earmarks", rakes in from lobbyists, misrepresents on behalf of Big Oil, Big Pharma, flip-flops on privatization of Social Security and cheers BUSH on with regards Iraq.

Joe LIE-man should leave.

3:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yep, Joe contributed mightily to breaking the system, not compromising but capitulating. Yeah, he's the guy to fix it all. Oh puhleeze...

It was @UCONN, noon I think.

J

11:28 AM  
Blogger gchaucer2 said...

Nice to leave out the quotes where Kerry disagreed with Joe re: terrorism. And really nice to leave out Joe's incomprehensible answer to the question about the disagreement.

3:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, NO, Kerrey cannot 'stick with Joe' because he CANNOT VOTE IN CT. He may endorse him, which means...not much.

J

11:34 AM  
Anonymous harriet said...

No Dan, we don't want another "finger pointer" in the Senate. If we did, we would still want Joe! What we want is someone in the Senate to hold Bush accountable! There's a big difference between the two and maybe if you actually understood the difference, you wouldn't have lost the Democratic primary, than had to creat a new party so you could desparately try and save your own career! You see Joe, it's about the people of CT who don't trust this President and wanted you as our representative to hold him accountable. You failed us, and we, in turn fired you on August 8th! Now is that really so hard for you to figure out?

6:50 PM  

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