Ned Lamont is proving beyond a shadow of a doubt that he is indeed a political newbie. The man who just knocked out one of the most powerful Democratic Senators in a tooth and nail primary contest is shocked and offended at the response his stunning upset is causing.
Reacting to comments by Joe Lieberman and Vice President Dick Cheney that his views on Iraq could embolden terrorists, Lamont said, "My God, here we have a terrorist threat against hearth and home, and the very first thing that comes out of their mind is how can we turn this to partisan advantage. I find that offensive," Lamont said in an interview Sunday with The Associated Press.
Clearly Lamont has never heard of Karl Rove, who has made a career on demonizing and personally destroying his political foes with smear tactics and insinuating whisper campaigns.
I am more interested in the desperation with which the Republican party is reacting to Lamont's victory. Given the fact that this was a primary contest between two Decmocrats who will face a Republican challenger this Fall, it makes you wonder why they're all rushing to Joe Lieberman's defense, doesn't it???