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Monday, July 31, 2006

Old, black, sorry: Lieberman


Lieberman campaign: read this old black
people.


Leiberman tries a ‘younger’ pitch
Mary E. O’Leary, Register Topics Editor
07/31/2006

-NEW HAVEN — Bill Clinton’s name is mentioned so often in the U.S. Senate race these days, it’s almost as if it’s the 1990s and he is still leading the country.

.............

Smith said they now have between 200 and 300 volunteers and paid staff, to canvass daily. Democratic workers in New Haven said the campaign told them it hopes to hire up to 4,000 workers by Election Day.

Over at the Lamont camp, campaign staff said they have been in the field for several weeks already and have a higher ratio of volunteers to paid workers, although they would not talk numbers.

Meanwhile, New Haven Alderwoman Jacqueline James, D-3, said a young, mostly white staff from New Jersey was in charge of canvassing for Lieberman, and that hundreds of people were turned away July 22 after being told the campaign was looking for 16- to 21-year-olds.


The alderwoman estimated 56 young people were hired out of about 500 people who showed up, attracted by the $60 a day fee, or about $800 for the duration.

She said LGS does not know the demographics of the city at all. James suggested that they match inexperienced teens with more savvy workers, but this was rejected.

"They kept saying this is how we do it in New Jersey. I kept telling them, ‘This is not New Jersey,’" said James, who no longer volunteers for Lieberman.

Smith said an age cutoff was not a policy of the campaign.

"Anyone who wants to come and work and volunteer for Joe Liberman, we don’t turn anyone away. In fact, the supervisor who was telling people that (about the age cutoff) is no longer with the campaign, if in fact he was telling people that," Smith said.

The emphasis on youthful workers was apparent at the Palace Theater rally with scores working the hall, passing out balloons and Lieberman signs, as well as at the start of Lieberman’s 10-day bus tour of the state Friday, as they lined up behind the senator.


How stupid can they be? She wanted her people to get paid. And not only did they embarass her, they made a whole bunch of new Lamont voters.

They desperately need black voters, so they turn away the local persuaders and send out white kids from Jersey?

Fuck me. This is amazing.

posted by Steve @ 12:58:00 PM

12:58:00 PM

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