...By 4 p.m. on August 9, Joe's staff will ask at least 30,000 Connecticut residents to sign a petition to support his right to appear on the November ballot as an independent.
Funny thing is, twice on the Fourth of July, Holy Joe refused to do the same for the Connecticut Green Party at the Willimantic Boom Box parade.
I asked him first to sign in support of the Green Party's right to run a slate of seven statewide candidates on the November ballot, including Ralph Ferucci, the Green nominee for Joe's seat.
Sen. Joe refused, but to get me to stop pestering Lieberman, New Haven resident Martin Dunleavy, who was walking alongside Joe, volunteered to sign.
After Joe and his partner-in-crime Hadassah finished marching, Willimantic Green Jean DeSmet approached him. DeSmet, who beat the Republican to come second with 28 percent of the vote in the 2005 municipal contest for Windham First Selectman, asked Lieberman to sign. He turned her down, too.
Ned [Lamont] signed my petition, as did half of his campaign staff, from campaign manager Tom Swan to field coordinator Rick Melita and on down the line.(Krayeske)
Interestingly, several Lieberman staffers did sign the Green petition. I wonder why Lieberman himself refused? And how can he reasonably ask people to support his petition drive if he won't sign petitions for others? Has he completely lost all his political marbles?
Krayeske, Ken. "Holy Joe Says No!." CT News Junkie 18 July, 2006.