Thursday, February 07, 2008



Joe Lieberman and Zell Miller both have a lot in common; they are conservative Democrats who went from working with Republicans in a bipartisan manner to working for them against Democrats. Miller was a governor of Georgia and, briefly, a U.S. Senator. He suffered a public nervous breakdown on the stage of the Republican National Convention when he endorsed Bush and viciously savaged his old friend and collegue John Kerry. After Miller's performace in 2004, the DNC passed a rule, informally known as the Zell Miller rule, which disqualifies any elected Democrat who endorses a Republican from being a super delegate.

Yesterday the Chairman of the Connecticut Democratic Party, Nancy DiNardo, noting that Lieberman has endorsed McCain, said the Zell Miller rule clearly applies and that Lieberman has lost has status as one of Connecticut's 12 super delegates.

I was wondering where that leaves reactionary Democratic congressional freshman Chris Carney, who denounced Hillary Clinton and declared that he would like seeing Republicans Mike Bloomberg and Chuck Hagel in the White House. Is Carney going to be allowed to sit as a super delegate for Pennsylvania?

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At 8:13 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

he isn't a Democrat, anyway. that's why he shouldn't be a delegate.

At 8:24 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

BELIVE ME...I wouldn't mind seeing Rep. Carney out in 2008!

At 11:32 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

What about the Democratic US Senators who supported and campaigned for a Connectictut Senate candidate who sore-losered the Democratic Senate nominee after losing the primary in 2006?

Shouldn't Mary Landrieu et al. be subject to the Zell Miller rule? Or does it only apply to presidential candidates and GOPs? What about Senators who support Senate candidates under the CFL banner?


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