Monday, July 31, 2006

Lamont Campaign Snafu Again

Wasn't it just a few short weeks ago that the Lamont campaign suffered the embarrassment of failing to file FEC paperwork correctly? Why, yes, and they do it again. Here's the link to the FEC letter. OF course it was the Lieberman staff that sent out a press release on the subject, so it goes without saying that their position is that FEC SLAMS LAMONT FOR HIDING NAMES OF PAID STAFF. They also remind us that Lamont has failed to provide the past 5 years in income tax returns. Could it be that some not so Liberal expense show up in itemized schedules? Who knows. Perhaps time to lay off the Guinness, Lamont staff.

38 comments:

Anonymous said...

Turfgrrl...please list the names and salaries of the hidden paid staffers..

BRubenstein said...

TURFGRRL LIES AGAIN !!!!!!!!!!!!!

The letter doesn "slam Lamont's Treasurer as she posted ..but merely inquires whether the campaign is exempt or not from disclosing the names...and suggests the campaign file a clarifying amendment if its not exempt..

NICE TRY TURFGRRL

Anonymous said...

Asking for an explanation of a $55,000 disbursement discrepency is not a small deal. While that doesn't imply anything on its own, that is a hell of a lot of money to not be accounting for.

It's less of a big deal for them not to show who got the money, but, again, that is not a good thing for Lamont. Lieberman probably went a tad overboard, but there are some questions in this FEC request.

Anonymous said...

The Liars Club led by Left Said Ned Lamont and his Campaign Guru Tom Swan Yet again hiding stuff from the Public and now The Federal Election Commission.

First Ned is hiding tax return stuff and trys to imply he couldnt release it due to confidentiality clauses that his wife's partners have.

Now they are hiding who is working on the Paid Staff.

Uncle Ned is human after all But Senator Lieberman looks so much better than this moron. Lamont and his staff cant even file paperwork right what other crooked crap will these clowns pull.

I hope this is the beginning of the end of Nedmania.

David said...

Turfgrrl, I was drinking Smithwick's not Guinness when I was escorting Ned around the Irish Festival in Glastonbury. People really were engaged when they talked him Ned and many said they were going to vote for Ned and wanted photos with him. Not a particularly
liberal crowd.

State Rep. David McCluskey

bluecoat said...

How about a little balance on the post: while it is true that Lamont didn't release the last five years of federal tax returns he did neverhtelees release the 2005 return; and having been in several partnerships myself, his reason for not wanting to file past returns is entirley plausible; and I could care less about these guys tax returns anyway because the federal disclosure reqs are enough for me..

Anonymous said...

Hey Bruce,

Why don't you get some glasses. Turfgrrl never said that the FEC "slammed Lamont's Treasurer."

NICE TRY BRUCE.

bluecoat said...

and silly me who decides to read the letter the problem is that on the summary page the campaign shows roughly $44,000 in total disbursements and then on the detail page they showed individualized items in support of that total of more than $90,000 - bad math maybe, but it doesn't sound like anybody's hiding anything to me.

Anonymous said...

This post is below the quality standards one expects at CTLP. Content, tone and formatting are childish. There's no link to the Lieberman press release, only a BOLD, CAPITALIZED title. Ghengis is moderating comments again, but I wish he would moderate posts like this one. Turfgrrl's posts seem only to be "gotcha" content against the Lamont campaign. Ghengis, we don't come to this site for Limbaugh-style hyperbole. I sincerely hope you dump TG as she is actually degrading the quality of your site that we all love.

turfgrrl said...

brubenstein -- It's quite amusing for me that a lawyer would have such difficulty reading a post that he has to resort to name calling to express his frustration with the "amateur hour" Lamont campaign staff.

Shooting the messenger in this case does not change the facts.

Anonymous said...

We are seeing the beginning of the end of NedMania and soon the demise of dumpjoe.com and its idiot creator.

Tom Swan and his Campaign Staff are a bunch of buffoons and soon people will finally see through what the Lamont Campaign has been doing for months alienating the Democratic Party with one issue and causing rift and friction.

Soon no more Ned Lamont, Tom Swan and his lack of neckwear and Keith Crane and his stupid insulting Lieberman/Bush Kiss button...Hey Crane try something original that kiss button has lost its effectiveness people are starting to see The Real Ned Lamont and are growing tired of the negative attacks on Lieberman and soon Dorks for America is over too.

Anonymous said...

Turfgrrl.... What do you expect from a lawyer who advertisements run during breaks from The Jerry Springer Show.

BRubenstein said...

Anon 3:47..yes..turfgrrl said it look in her post...and its a usual Lieberman campaign smear and lie

Anonymous said...

Just thought I'd ask a question. Why is it that the Lieberman backers on here can't seem to write comments without juvenile language, pathetic personal attacks (oh look, his tie is crooked!!!) and total lack of substance? Try telling us what's good about your candidates stand on the issues, perhaps starting with Iraq?

turfgrrl said...

brubenstein-- it was the Lieberman staff that sent out a press release on the subject, so it goes without saying that their position is that FEC SLAMS LAMONT FOR HIDING NAMES OF PAID STAFF.

I know this sentence is complicated for a great political operative used to having staff distill things ... but in short, the headline FEC SLAMS LAMONT FOR HIDING NAMES OF PAID STAFF comes from the Lieberman campaign press release, that would be the "their postion is" part of the sentence.

disgruntled_republican said...

bruce:

The bold title you are referring to was the title of the Lieberman Press Release, not turfgrrl's wording.

And to whoever asked why their was no link...it was a press release and it hasn;t been posted yet on www.joe2006.com at last look.

Anonymous said...

Aug 21st?

Whaaaaaa.............

Anonymous said...

Gee, I thought Genghis was moderating comments so that we wouldn't have personal attacks, like the one we see at Anon(4:45).

From a journalistic viewpoint, turfgrrl's post repeating an attack from a Lieberman press release without any critical thought is one of the things that seriously degrades this site.

Anonymous said...

ANON 449- Tom Swan doesnt wear a necktie Because he dont own one apparently.

You Lamont people are so into double standards it also right for you to attack Lieberman But it isnt ok for us to criticize Lamont and the minute someone does you go crazy.

Lets Cut the Double Standard when one standard will do just fine.

BRubenstein said...

ANon 5:17....the fact is that i am man enough to post my name but they arent man enough to do the same...meaning they dont have the balls...so no one takes them seriously

Anonymous said...

I wonder if Bruce will have any billable hours after the primary... can't be too busy now with so frequent postings....

I would think, the way he talks, he would be a very busy man.

Anonymous said...

Bruce, you and I may disagree on different issues, but I do have to compliment you on being man enough to post your name and stand up for what you believe. My comments are not aimed so much at the anonymous posters that are hurling personal attacks and bringing down the level of debate. They are more aimed at expressing disappointment that despite moderation and Genghis' assertions otherwise, he is still allowing this valuable resource to get dragged through the mud this way.

Anonymous said...

ANON 714-Why do you people stand up for this guy he is constantly insulting other bloggers when they have a different viewpoint.

Some of the people like rubenstein and crane need someone to oppose them and their insults

I think Genghis trys to be fair and let everyone have a viewpoint rather than letting one side(Lamont and DFA Groupies) over people whose opinion supports Lieberman have complete domination.

Anonymous said...

ANON 714- Once again this is America and not Russia and The Lamont people want full control and not allow us Lieberman supporters to have any point of view.

So lets cut the whining liberal supporter BS and allow everyone to have a right to their opinion.

Anonymous said...

Terry Backer endorsed Joe Lieberman today. Mike Lawlor tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

Talk about snafu....

Bysiewicz is ridiculous. Just watched her press conference on CTN.

She is talking about voters switching to participate in the primary... Deadline for Republicans to become Dems was in May. Unaffiliated to Dem (or other party) has nearly until the primary.

A reporter asked -- so what if a Republican becomes an Unaffiliated, could they then become a Dem in the remaining time? Her response -- "Oh, my, that is something, you come up with everything. Write that down (to aid), we'll have to check that. I'll have to get back to you..."

Hmmm, don't you think that question has come up? Wouldn't you think she'd know the answer, rather than giving that (basic) question to an aide??


Goodness gracious....

Anonymous said...

This doesn't really fit here.. but everyone here that Grace Nome passed away?

I venerable Hartford lobbyist -- CT Food Assoc, Restaurant Assoc, Drug Stores, etc.

Crusty soul -- been around for awhile. Good lady who will be missed in the hallways next year!

Anonymous said...

I would really love to know who the anonymous is that keeps referring to the DFA as the vast overarching force behind progressive politics seeking to taint his precious bodily fluids. While it still is a force, that assessment is far from the case. Even if Ned loses it will remain a force, DFA is hardly built upon Ned.

Anonymous said...

DFA supports Lamont its on their website nothing there about Lieberman so I consider that support or an endorsement.

Gabe said...

How about this for a story from this:

LIEBERMAN CAMPAIGN FLUNKS BASIC READING COMPREHENSION: SEE MOLEHILE, PUTS OUT A PRESS RELEASE ABOUT A MOUNTAIN


Any takers?

Anonymous said...

anon 7:34 My understanding had been that Genghis would not allow personal attacks on people that post here. He should not allow it by Bruce or Keith, or by anonymous people that dislike Bruce or Keith. The fact that he is allowing some personal attacks through makes his commitment to making this a respectable forum suspect.

Beyond that, the other anonymous posters do little to support their cause by stooping to the level of personal attacks that they dislike so much in Bruce and Keith.

BRubenstein said...

lmao who cares about personal attacks...let the anonymous folks attack me all they want...i could care less...the fact that they are afraid to post their name speaks loudly about them.

Authentic Connecticut Republican said...

Regarding Grace Nome; a wonderful lady.

Here's her Obit from the Courant

justavoter said...

Turfgrrl anything to put Ned Lamont down.
You must be paid well by the Lieberman team.

Anyway can't deal with the issues so you again divert attention to his taxes .

Lets talk about the War in Iraq,Universal Healthcare Social Security which Lieberman Lie for short supported the Republican plan to privatze .

Lieberman is a joke and this is his last time in office so Turfgurl kiss Lieberman goodbye August 8th.

He's a loser and a lier.

Remember everyone Lieberman without the berman is Lie.

So August 8th do vote for a Lie vote for a Lamont

TrueBlueCT said...

psst... JustaVoter-

Republicans have always liked Joe Lieberman. Turfgrrl can't help herself.

turfgrrl said...

justavoter-- You may as well continue you rant against the FEC, they must have it in for Lamont too. Oh, and then you must think that all those Democratic Delegates that voted for Lieberman are paid staffers too. Sheesh, The name of this blog is not Connecticut Lamont Politics.

Anonymous said...

Turfgrrl’s uncritical parroting of Marion’s talking points unwittingly illustrates the failures of Lieberman’s campaign.

They are desperately trying to find why Lamont is surging in the polls. Perhaps it is buried in a tax return or an FEC filing. Perhaps they can find a magic key to turn around this race. Perhaps if they play gothca with forms they can distract the voters from the fact that Lieberman has nothing to say.

justavoter said...

Turfgrrl my socalled rant was directed at you.