Friday, August 11, 2006

Richardson Statement on Connecticut Senate Race

If my last post didn't set your mind at ease that Governor Richardson isn't donating to Joe Lieberman, here is his statement on the Connecticut Senate Race:

"Joe Lieberman is a good friend of mine, a true public servant who has served his constituents and the Democratic Party well.

However, after a hard-fought race Connecticut's Democratic voters chose Ned Lamont as their candidate for US Senate.

I look forward to supporting Ned as he fights to help Democrats take back the Senate, and I call on Joe Lieberman to respect the will of the voters and step aside."

Got it? Despite his friendship with Senator Lieberman, Governor Richardson supports the will of the Democratic voters of Connecticut and stands with Ned Lamont. In addition, unless someone has seen it elsewhere, Richardson is the first elected Democrat to publicly call for Senator Lieberman to step aside and bow out of the race.

Update: Hat Tip to Emmett for pointing out that Richardson is the first elected Democrat to publicly call for Lieberman to drop out.

Update 2: Once again Bill Richardson shows his leadership skills by being the first elected Democrat to call for Senator Lieberman to step aside.

This says a lot about Richardson's character because he isn't being a yes-man to his friend. It's easy to tell your friends what they want to hear. It's more difficult to tell your friend to make a difficult choice (for him or her), something they don't want to hear, in order to do what is right.

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