Political thing

I called the Hartford office of Joe Lieberman at 9:30 this morning.

My kid's the one who convinced me to call again. "My God, it won't be a democracy if he [Alito] gets in, it'll be an oligarchy. And he thinks it's okay to give the president more power?"

I pointed out that there are elections this year and that the Republican party might lose its hold on at least one branch of government--but I called anyway.

I've called Lieberman's office during working hours about six times over our years in CT and for the first time ever, I got recording asking me to leave a message, then another message that the mailbox was full.

When I got an operator I asked her why the mailbox was still full. She said no, it's full again. They're trying but they can't keep up with the calls. She didn't ask for my name or address, just my zip code. We wondered if she should drink coffee or lay off the stuff for the rest of the day. She said she didn't have time for coffee but she'd love some, thanks. (If anyone's in the area, they might bring her a cup. I'm going to go work now.)


For Doug -- Pwnd. It's the phrase that pays around here. Or that annoys the heck out of the parents, which amounts to the same thing.


**and here's a sad truth. I like Joe Lieberman. I'm not sure I'd vote for him, and I find his voice as grating as nails on a chalkboard, but I just like the guy.


  1. I called him this morning, too, and God only knows how many others. I got his answering machine, with HIS voice on it. Y'know what? He sounds like a nice guy, but I wouldn't wipe my ass with him.

    I've pledged money and phone-calling time to Ned Lamont. Think about it.

  2. Oh, and thanks for the pwnd link. Know what? I googled it and couldn't find anything. Must have spelled it wrong ;o)


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