Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Why Lamont Matters (even in California)

From Jane's most recent post at, a blog I read daily (even the comments). Sometimes I even come out of lurking mode and comment. As soon as I figure out how to blogroll, I'll have FireDogLake along with my friend Debra's blog right up there! And, as soon as I figure out how to change these links into those nifty wordlinks that say what I want them to say, please bear with me. I've got my fingers and toescrossed but, being double Irish and all, hope this first attempt at linking works...

Back to Jane's post,
, I snagged a quote she snagged from The Connecticut Journal Inquirer:

"Lamont’s secret weapon is not his personal wealth. That helps. But his greatest asset is a public philosophy. He believes in constitutional democracy. He believes in limited government and popular sovereignty. Even in wartime, the power of government must be checked; even in wartime the president is not a law unto himself; even in wartime the people deserve to be informed by the free exchange of ideas. Even in wartime, the citizens may seek to change the government."

Great article about Ned Lamont and his race to unseat Joe Lieberman and why this race is important, even to those of us in California. Click on the links. Read Jane's take on it and read the comments. Click on the links offered in the comments about other Lamont's out there.

This life-long Republican says we need more Ned Lamont's out there.


  1. Glad to see I'm not the only Golden Stater excited about Lamont. Of course, I used to live in CT, and my family still do, so I guess I've got a tie.

    By the way, it's pretty easy to make text links in Blogger. When you're creating your post (in either "HTML" or "Compose" mode), just mark (using the mouse) the text you want to be the link, then click the little button (in the grey area just above where you type in your post) that looks (vaguely) like two chain links sitting on a globe. You'll get a pop-up box into which you can enter the URL where you want the link to go.

  2. Thanks, con-op for the link info. I had tried to do that on this post - got it right on the firedoglake link but totally messed up the newspaper article link.

    Not sure what I did that messed it up on the newspaper article and the post above it.

    And, as you said, its nice to see another Golden Stater who has their fingers and toes crossed for Lamont.