Thursday, August 03, 2006

Losing Friends


Mayor John DeStefano stood proudly by Ned Lamont at the Bethel AME Church Tuesday, receiving a big jolt in his gubernatorial campaign as civil rights champions Jesse Jackson (and Al Sharpton, in similar joint appearances earlier in the day) endorsed both candidates. "Ned is full of passion and presents an important choice for all of us -- thanks for being here, Ned," said DeStefano of the man seeking to oust three-term U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman.

Wait a second, mayor, didn't you endorse Joe?


Speaking to a crowd that had just stood on their feet for a pro-Lamont speech, DeStefano didn't mention the senate race. He focused on a theme of change: Election day is about choices, "more of the same, or doing something different," such as universal health care, an issue on which he and Lamont agree. He led the crowd to repeat: "Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a better result." That's why, said DeStefano, you should vote against Gov. Rell and Dan Malloy.