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Joe Lieberman: Foe of Third-Party Politics

A number of bloggers have pointed to the bitter irony that a man who was denied the vice presidency by a third-party spoiler candidate in Ralph Nader is now eagerly pursuing a third-party bid of his own.

I’ve been scouring Nexis for a money hypocrisy quote. None of these is likely to end up on a Lamont campaign button, but they certainly suggest a distaste for men who monkey with the two-party system:

  • “I ask those who are thinking about voting for Ralph Nader to decide how they feel — how George Bush feels — about protecting the environment, protecting consumers, protecting a woman’s right to choose, because all of those may well be in jeopardy if George Bush is elected president.” — Joe Lieberman, October 2000
  • “For Republicans to be putting Ralph Nader on television in a paid ad, certainly might lead your average observer to be cynical.” — Joe Lieberman rejecting GOP support for spoiler candidates, October 2000
  • “A vote for Nader is a vote for Bush,” — Joe Lieberman, September 2000

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