Friday, August 04, 2006

Lying Ned Lamont

Jane Hamsher
Dang, that's scary!

Here's Mr. Pencil Neck trying to disassociate himself from the delusional ranting of moonbat supporter Jane Hamsher:
"I don't know anything about the blogs," he said according to Dan Balz in the Washington Post. "I'm not responsible for those. I have no comment on them."

Oh my.
He can't run from the bloggers. And he can't run from Hamsher, who has raised money for him, boosted him tirelessly, and even helped him shoot a video blog. He's their guy.
More like he's their lap dog. But wait, there's more - Lamont's spokesperson, Liz Dupont-Diehl claims:
"This is a distraction," she said. "This did not come from our campaign. Bloggers are independent entities, covering campaigns. Like reporters, they travel with campaigns and cover campaigns."
Asked if it was fair to say the Lamont campaign has actively reached out to bloggers, she said, "No."

Lieberman's camp condemned the photo and disputed Dupont-Diehl's characterization of the relationship between Lamont and liberal blogs.

"That is a shameless lie," said Dan Gerstein, a spokesman for the Senator. "Reporters don't raise money for campaigns ... There are some gray areas with reporters, but this is not one of them."

In a video posted at the popular site, Lamont himself references "friends at Firedoglake" in an interview with Hamsher. There is also a link to at Ned Lamont's official campaign web site.
Firedoglake is Hamsher's blog and as far as the cash goes:
According to the fundraising site, Hamsher and two other bloggers have raised over $50,000 for Lamont's Senate campaign.
Even more Loonie Jane Hamsher fun:
... the blogger, Jane Hamsher, has been closely involved in the Lamont campaign, even driving the campaign manager on Monday to New York for Mr. Lamont's appearance on "The Colbert Report" on Comedy Central.
Maybe they thought she was just an aging groupie hanging around in hopes of a quickie? A really weird and skanky groupie.

Update: Yet more Loonie Jane Fun with Ace and JustOneMinute.