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do you have a scoring system? I mean there are hundreds of issues. you picked out a bunch, but there are hundreds of them. how do you add it all up and decide?

Let's keep the patronization to a minimum, shall we?

I really don't care about what Lieberman did in the 60s. Doesn't concern me today.

Lieberman's form-letter replies to me were indicative of his evasive public stand on Social Security. He was ready to cut a deal. You know it, I know it. For numerous examples of his hedging on Social Security, see Talking Points Memo. Josh Marshall at TPM is no reactionary.

I guess the most salient scoring system any of us can have is the "gut-level check." With Lieberman, I never know if I can trust him to defend basic Democratic principles (e.g. protecting Social Security, standing up for the little guy vs. corporations, etc.). With my other senator (Dodd), I know I do not need to worry about how he'll vote.

As for Karl Rove, I don't care if he's laughing. The fact of the matter is that what you rightly call a "safe" Democratic seat is in the hands of someone who doesn't always stand up for basic Democratic principles. Period.

And let's not forget the Iraq War. I purposely left that off the list to meet the parameters of your challenge. But the War is NOT a minor issue. In fact, it should be Issue #1. To leave it off a list of Lieberman's legislative failings is like that old imagined question posed to Mrs. Lincoln: "Other than the assassination, how did you like the play?"

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