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Sunrise, sunset. A recent Political ad for Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman (CT-CTFL) includes a few stock video clips featuring a sunset. After it receives a fairly negative response, however, his campaign manager seeks to define the ad differently. "It's actually a sunrise," Gerstein said. "It's very much a sunrise."
posted by mr.curmudgeon (50 comments total)

 
Red sky in morning, sailors take warning.
posted by ewagoner at 11:49 AM on August 30, 2006


up is down
black is white
Lieberman is a Democrat
Iraq is doing great
posted by edverb at 11:49 AM on August 30, 2006


"Morning in America"
posted by ericb at 11:53 AM on August 30, 2006


Red sky at night, sailors' delight.
posted by ericb at 11:53 AM on August 30, 2006


Mourning in America.
posted by Hypnic jerk at 11:54 AM on August 30, 2006


Lieberman is a great, smelly turd. Sometimes I wish I hadn't voted for Nader in 2000, but even then I didn't want Lieberman anywhere near the White House.
posted by Shecky at 11:55 AM on August 30, 2006


Red sky at night,

Whoa oh! Whoa oh oh whoa oh oh oh oh!
posted by LionIndex at 11:55 AM on August 30, 2006


Beer before liquor, ne'er been sicker.
posted by Greg Nog at 11:56 AM on August 30, 2006




"It's actually a pig with lipstick," Gerstein said. "It's very much a pig with the most gorgeous shade of lipstick known to man."
posted by blucevalo at 11:57 AM on August 30, 2006


I wish I lived in Connecticuit so I could cast a vote for Lieberman.
posted by gyc at 11:57 AM on August 30, 2006


Connecticut voters might experience a sunrise over the ocean, but never a sunset, the confusion of which illustrates Lieberman's damning West Coast bias and values.

Surely this will become an important wedge issue for the Lamont campaign.
posted by Kwine at 11:58 AM on August 30, 2006


Red sky at night,

Whoa oh! Whoa oh oh whoa oh oh oh oh!


Does this mean The Fixx is in?
posted by gigawhat? at 11:58 AM on August 30, 2006


Lieberman's sense of entitlement knows no bounds. He's going to drop out of this thing eventually, lest the likes of Big Papi Clinton come into his home turf and actually campaign for Lamont, but he wants to spend millions of dollars (much of which, but certainly not all, is his own money) to "go out" on top.

And I hope Gerstein doesn't expect a job with a campaign any time soon after November. At least, not with a Democratic one.
posted by bardic at 11:59 AM on August 30, 2006


The Fixx - Red Skies.
posted by ericb at 12:00 PM on August 30, 2006


"It's actually a sunrise," Gerstein said. "It's very much a sunrise."

He sounds like Baghdad Bob. :>
posted by bim at 12:01 PM on August 30, 2006


This Just In: Lieberman Invites GOP's Jack Kemp To Campaign With Him.
posted by ericb at 12:02 PM on August 30, 2006




You can't polish a turd, you know.
but Joe's damned if he's not going to give it a try
posted by clevershark at 12:19 PM on August 30, 2006


Wasn't Lieberman ahead of Lamont in recent polls (for the general election)?
posted by Eyebeams at 12:29 PM on August 30, 2006


He's going to drop out of this thing eventually, lest the likes of Big Papi Clinton come into his home turf and actually campaign for Lamont, but he wants to spend millions of dollars (much of which, but certainly not all, is his own money) to "go out" on top.

He's trying to get all the Democrats to spend millions and tons of time fighting him too. I'm betting he stays in til the end, no matter what. Rove has his back.
posted by amberglow at 12:30 PM on August 30, 2006


This reminded me of the scene at the end of The Green Berets where John Wayne walks off into the sunset on the beach. (Almost all of the beaches in Vietnam are on the East coast.)
posted by kirkaracha at 12:31 PM on August 30, 2006


Connecticut Sen. Joseph Lieberman, running as an independent, gets 53 percent of likely voters, with 41 percent for Democratic primary winner Ned Lamont and 4 percent for Republican Alan Schlesinger, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today [August 17, almost 2 weeks ago].

Here.
posted by Eyebeams at 12:35 PM on August 30, 2006


Yea what is up with showing the sunset over the ocean? That don't happen in CT as Kwine points out.

Lazy bad ad agency! You should have showed something from CT ! Unless we are to believe that this really is a sunrise. However, if we are to believe that, we must also believe that for some reason, the sun sits lower on the horizon in the last shot then it does earlier in the piece. Joementum has gone nonlinear ??!?!!?

Is that the simplest explanation for this? I dub this new improved nonlinear Joementum...
JoeMementum.

You know like that movie with the guy with the tattoos? It was nonlinear??!!
posted by Mister_A at 12:37 PM on August 30, 2006


"So just sit back and think about ... good stuff."

Horrible ad. Was this written by a teenager?
posted by jefbla at 12:41 PM on August 30, 2006


The sun never sets on an idiot.

Screw Lieberman. What a turd.
posted by fourcheesemac at 12:43 PM on August 30, 2006


More recent than the Quinnipiac University poll -- American Research Group Inc.'s August 23 Poll:
Poll Shows a Tie Between Lieberman, Lamont.
posted by ericb at 12:43 PM on August 30, 2006




Christian Science Monitor: Paradoxes of Connecticut's Senate Race.
posted by ericb at 12:44 PM on August 30, 2006


And the nerve of him accusing the *Lamont* campaign of "negativity." Sore Loserman indeed. He's running the most negative, destructive, undemocratic campaign of the season. How long before we see the commercial that morphs Lamont into Osama?

One answer: kiss, kiss, Joey boy.
posted by fourcheesemac at 12:45 PM on August 30, 2006


How long before we see the commercial that morphs Lamont into Osama?

Brings to mind CNN's Chuck Roberts: ‘Might Some Argue That Lamont…Is The al Qaeda Candidate?’

[Roberts did apologize for the remark.]
posted by ericb at 12:49 PM on August 30, 2006


I loved The Green Berets when I was a kid.

Politicians are the shallowest human beings on the planet. It takes almost nothing to expose one, and that's not just macaca.

The thing I love about Lieberman is his honest anger about not getting his usual due, he really thinks it's just a syndicate. He's pissed that he should actually have to mount a campaign. And he's surrounded himself with the laziest shills.

mr.c, thanks for the clip, the originator of the image (from gettyimages) says it's a Santa Barbara sunset, case closed.
posted by toma at 12:50 PM on August 30, 2006


edverb: up is down/black is white

Sorry man, I can't read that without hearing Bill Murray's voice.
posted by thanotopsis at 1:00 PM on August 30, 2006


ericb - Thanks. Sounds like Lamont has the momentum. It will be interesting to see how this turns out.
posted by Eyebeams at 1:09 PM on August 30, 2006


La-mo-mentum?
La-monstrous?
There's just no zazz there.
posted by boo_radley at 1:47 PM on August 30, 2006


This advertisement will stand the test of time as the debut of a whole new breed of American politician. Gone are the stuffy, shambling bores who spend their days ruminating on the shortcomings of the poor, while drinking tea in the drawing room of the White House. No more discussing matters of national import in lilting, affected tones bred through years of prestigious, Ivy League education.

Here, now, is Joe Lieberman. He is willing not just to force other countries to bend to the United States' will. He is willing to distort time and space in a move that would leave even Einstein gasping in awe.

His new platform -- so succintly outlined in his 4i page leaflet -- would see poverty eradicated in less than -5 seconds. Trade will flourish as he shrinks the great intercontinental shipping routes through the sheer, awesome power of his great mind. Scientology will be crushed as it's followers jump ship to try and prise the secrets to omniscient power from Joe Lieberman's Godlike hands.

Pray with me, friends, that the United States will show the same restraint in using Joe Lieberman's powers as it did with that other great weapon of our age, the atom bomb. I hope the leaders of that fine nation will resist the urge to obliterate all who oppose them in one great masterstroke of Joe Lieberman's mind, and continue their dedication to negotiation and reasonable debate in resolving the troubles of our modern times. But I fear it will be all to easy for them to simply load Joe Lieberman aboard a B-52, have him teleport over Iraq and disintegrate all the insurgents with a fearsome cloud of antimatter. I wouldn't even be surprised if Big Oil finds a way to harness this collision to turn disintegrating Iraqis into fuel for cars.
posted by kfx at 2:09 PM on August 30, 2006 [1 favorite]


Sorry man, I can't read that without hearing Bill Murray's voice.

Cats and dogs, living together..
posted by spiderwire at 2:14 PM on August 30, 2006


Here's a nice link to a video of Joe Schmuckface telling a FoxNews punkass that if his "fellow democrats" didn't want his independent candidacy to help the republican challenger, "they should have thought about that before they held a primary." This is a man who despises democracy. Shithead.
posted by fourcheesemac at 2:45 PM on August 30, 2006


You think this Republican Senate candidate has problems?

The one from 2000 who Lieberman beat is serving a 37-year prison term for having sexual contact with two children — and their mother. Shudder.
posted by smackfu at 3:20 PM on August 30, 2006


Joe Schmuckface telling a FoxNews punkass that if his "fellow democrats" didn't want his independent candidacy to help the republican challenger, "they should have thought about that before they held a primary." This is a man who despises democracy. Shithead.

Shithead, indeed, but I don't think his comments are evidence of despising democracy.
posted by Kwantsar at 3:36 PM on August 30, 2006


Well, they're certainly not evidence of faith in the party system that supported him for decades.
posted by mediareport at 3:43 PM on August 30, 2006


Yeah. I despise him for a number of things, but at the very least he could cut a check to charity in the amount that the Democratic party and supporters gave him in his three previous campaigns for Senate.
posted by bardic at 4:17 PM on August 30, 2006


Connecticut voters might experience a sunrise over the ocean, but never a sunset, the confusion of which illustrates Lieberman's damning West Coast bias and values.
nitpick
Rhode Island is east of Connecticut. Long Island Sound, to the south, is the largest body of water adjoining Connecticut.
/nitpick

posted by swell at 6:06 PM on August 30, 2006


Yeah. I despise him for a number of things, but at the very least he could cut a check to charity in the amount that the Democratic party and supporters gave him in his three previous campaigns for Senate.

The people who donated to him in this time period knew exactly what they were doing.

I don't personally think it's wrong to do what he's doing, if more people in CT want him as senator, more power too him. But he certainly has displaced a real lack of character throughout the whole thing.
posted by delmoi at 6:49 PM on August 30, 2006


Foxnews asks "Will Connecticut senator's independent run help embattled GOP candidates?"

Joe's response? "Well, they should have thought of that before they had the primary."


non-direct link to YouTube video
posted by pruner at 7:45 PM on August 30, 2006


Rhode Island is east of Connecticut. Long Island Sound, to the south, is the largest body of water adjoining Connecticut.

hey, politicians will spin anything ...
posted by pyramid termite at 8:43 PM on August 30, 2006


And to see a sunrise over the water and to be from connecticut, you have to out on your boat. And as we all know, people from connecticut, all of them, go yachting frequently.
posted by mrzarquon at 4:27 PM on August 31, 2006


people from connecticut
posted by ericb at 5:43 PM on August 31, 2006


ericb-

dear god thank you for that.

I went to school with twits like that.
posted by mrzarquon at 10:32 PM on August 31, 2006




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