Is Joe a Republican?

Yes, we know that he's technically a member of Connecticut for Lieberman, but when it comes down to the nitty-gritty, the meat and potatoes, the nuts and bolts of politics - you know, MONEY - his true color (Republican Red) shows through. Via the Chicago Sun Times:

George W. Bush moved a step closer to Democratic Sen. Joseph Lieberman's re-election bid in Connecticut as an independent candidate when Tom Kuhn, the president's college roommate and close friend, co-sponsored a Lieberman fund-raising luncheon Thursday in downtown Washington.

Kuhn, president of the Edison Electric Institute, raised more than $100,000 for Bush in the 2000 and 2004 presidential campaigns. Also among the Lieberman event's sponsors was Rick Shelby, a longtime Republican operative who is executive vice president of the American Gas Association.

The luncheon's sponsors pressed fellow Republican lobbyists to pay a minimum of $1,000 a ticket. Lieberman has announced he will stay in the Democratic caucus if re-elected.

But Republicans backing him against anti-war candidate Ned Lamont, the Democratic nominee, hope for a change of heart by Lieberman.
If Lamont's campaign can't come up with an ad using this, he doesn't deserve to win.

"Joe Lieberman is using George W. Bush's college roommate to raise money for him. If he goes back to congress, he won't have Connecticut's best interest at heart - only George W. Bush's.

Call Joe Lieberman and tell him that you don't want him taking Republican money. Tell him real Democrats don't take money from Republican Presidents."

Actually, Lamont doesn't have to run it. It can be an 'issue ad' from some PAC. I'm sure there are plenty of good pictures of Joe and George, Joe and Rummy. Take your pick. They'll all be great background for an add like this...

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