Anger with Lieberman in Conn. fading?

Dec. 15, 2008 at 7:13 PM
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HARTFORD, Conn., Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Connecticut Democrats are considering formally criticizing U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman for supporting Republican presidential nominee John McCain.

The Hartford (Conn.) Courant reported Monday that a censure resolution drafted in September -- as Lieberman actively campaigned with McCain against Democratic nominee Barack Obama -- is getting a rewrite before this week's Democratic State Central Committee meeting.

"We're in the process of updating the resolution to be more reflective of the current time and situation," said Audrey Blondin, one of two committee members who proposed the censure.

The resolution is not expected to have the word "censure" in it or suggestions that Lieberman end his affiliation as a registered Democratic voter in Connecticut. Blondin said the document is expected to be "an expression of disappointment, an expression of disapproval."

Similar Lieberman resolutions have passed in the Connecticut communities of Beacon Falls, Bethel, Cheshire, Danbury, East Haven, Glastonbury, Greenwich, Kent, Milford, New Britain, Shelton, Wallingford and Windsor.

In Manchester, Democrats issued an early rebuke of Lieberman for his support for the Iraq war. The Manchester Democratic committee is not taking up a new Lieberman resolution.

"The bottom line is, what good is it going to do anybody?" asked County Democratic Chairman Michael Pohl. "Censuring Joe is isn't going to create jobs. It's not going to help the economy. It's not going to help our party."

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