As featured on p. 218 of "Bloggers on the Bus," under the name "a MyDD blogger."

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Lying Joe

So on the day of the primary election in Connecticut back in August, the Lieberman campaign came out with a bombshell. Their website was hacked, and they were claiming that bloggers associated with the Lamont campaign were the culprits. Rather than go over that entire rigamarole, which I covered at the time, why don't you have a look at this excerpt from "Blog Wars," an upcoming movie on the blogosphere and the Lamont-Lieberman race.

Well, now it's been revealed that the Lamont campaign has been totally cleared of any wrongdoing relating to that bogus charge.

The U.S. attorney's office and state attorney general have cleared former U.S. Senate candidate Ned Lamont and his supporters of any role in the crash of U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman's campaign Web site hours before last summer's Democratic primary.

"The investigation has revealed no evidence the problems the Web site experienced were the result of criminal conduct," said Tom Carson, spokesman for U.S. Attorney Kevin O'Connor [...]

Dan Geary, who developed Lieberman's site, had classified the problem as a denial-of-service attack, which is characterized by attempts to prevent access to a site by overwhelming it.

The Web site crash received media scrutiny, fueled by comments from Lieberman and his staff who implied it had been hacked by Lamont's supporters.

A Lieberman campaign spokeswoman, Marion Steinfels, had called it a "coordinated effort to wreck our Web site and make us incapable of communicating with each other and our voters."

Isn't lying about the reporting of a crime, in fact, a crime?

While this isn't really anything special, it speaks to the fundamental dishonesty and the persecution complex that Lieberman has. He just quit the centrist coalition in the Senate, in favor of building a new one that serves, essentially, to sip cocktails and tell each other how great they are. In fact, that's all that matters to Lieberman, that everyone knows that he is the persecuted but triumphant god who ascends to the "bipartisan" throne that defines bipartisan as "anyone who agrees with me". He apparently created an entire ad attacking Markos Moulitsas, an activist who has committed the horrible crime of trying to get Democrats elected.

Some of my fellow activists in the state are trying very hard to make Democratic Rep. Ellen Tauscher (CA-10) the next Lieberman. Impossible - there's NOBODY like Joementum when it comes to arrogance, false victimhood, dishonesty, and condescension.