Monday, March 24, 2008
Re-electing a Joe enabler
At their last meeting, Middletown's Democratic Town Committee re-elected Dan Russo as chairman of the committee.
Russo initially supported Chris Dodd in his run for president, and is now actively campaigning for Barack Obama.
But the significant fact, and it is a significant fact, is that Dan Russo backed Creepy Joe™ Lieberman against Ned Lamont even after Ned Lamont officially won the Democratic nomination for Senator. Let it be known that Russo was not a lone CT supporter of Lieberman (see Spazeboy's list here).
I've always viewed that support as a black eye for Middletown Democrats. The Democrats on the town committee don't seem to think so.
One could draw a syllogism. Dan Russo supported Creepy Joe™ Lieberman's election to the Senate. In doing so, he helped make possible the imbalance of power in the Senate, and has abetted Lieberman's support of a Republican presidential candidate.
I for one would love to hear Russo admit his mistake and apologize, in public. A repudiation of his support for Lieberman would go a long way in gaining back the respect for the Democratic party in Middletown.
BTW, Lieberman is still listed on the Democratic Town Committee website as part of the Advisory Board. What kind of useful advice is errant Senator liable to offer town Dems?