Monday, February 04, 2008

War And Peace At McCain Rally In Fairfield

Lieberman's Phony Pledge
Remembered As Protesters Line Street

By Christine Stuart

Eight years ago when Arizona Senator John McCain visited Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, during his first campaign for the White House, the world was a much different place.

There was no war in Iraq and U.S. Senator Joseph Lieberman was still a welcomed member of the Connecticut Democratic Party.

It was obvious from the crowds of protestors lined up outside the entrance to Sacred Heart University Sunday that the war and lawmakers who support it are still an important issue for many in the state.

George Jepsen, former Democratic State Party Chairman, said when Sen. Lieberman was running for re-election in 2006 he told us “nobody wanted the troops to come home more than he did.” Mr. Jepsen, who joined dozens of anti-war protestors along the sidewalk outside the college campus Sunday, said the voters were foolish to believe Sen. Lieberman.

He said the voters were also foolish to believe him when he said he would support a Democrat for president.

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