Lieberman advisor/Suozzi consultant Dan Gersteinhas taken time out from his running war with David Sirota to post an item on the LieberDem blog detailing what sound like some fairly strong (and previously unreported?) comments from Bill Clinton on anti-Lieberman Democrats.
From a speech last week at an Aspen Institute conference:
“On Iraq, first of all I think that we oughta be whipped, we Democrats, if we allow our differences over what to do now in Iraq to divide us instead of focusing on replacing Republicans in the Congress; that’s the nuttiest strategy I ever heard in my life.”
“And in a case of a guy like Lieberman, you know, you think of all the other issues – he got endorsed in Connecticut by labor, by the environmental groups, by the gay groups, by all these other groups – we’ve got a world of differences between ourselves and the Republicans. So, I think the Democrats are making a mistake to go after each other instead of…for a situation none of them created; it’s bewildering to me – we ought to be talking about our differences.”
— Josh Benson