Alan Schlesinger on Principles & Values
LIEBERMAN: One of the major problems in Washington is too much partisanship. The best way to fix Washington is to elect people who will stand up & do what's right regardless of the political consequences. Someone who will work across party lines to get things done for the people they serve. That's what I've done for 18 years. Negativity and partisan game-playing couldn't have accomplished anything.
LAMONT: I don't think it's bipartisan to rubber-stamp George Bush's rush to war in Iraq. That's a time we needed checks and balances, and tough questions asked. Every time someone says it's time for a change, Sen. Lieberman suggests they're too partisan, or too negative. We got ourselves into this mess not because we asked too many questions, but because we asked too few.
SCHLESINGER: The Senator likes to bring up partisanship all the time. Partisanship is not the problem in Iraq. Being a crutch to the Maliki government may be the problem.
BUSH: I'm going to stay out of Connecticut, because that's what the Republican party of Connecticut suggested. Plus, there are better places to spend our money, time, and resources.
Q: Has your state party chair told the president not to come in and campaign for you?
SCHLESINGER: That's absolutely false.
Q: Why aren't the national Republicans backing the party in a state like Connecticut?
SCHLESINGER: There is some delusion down near the Potomac that if they can spin this right, they can make the Democrats look very liberal in Connecticut and across the country.
Q: So if Lamont wins in November, they say the Democratic party has tilted left. If Lieberman beats the national party, supposedly, then he's proven that the party was out of kilter. And you're the sacrificial lamb? They're offering you up?
SCHLESINGER: Right. I am the sacrificial lamb, and they want to just ignore me.
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