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Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Lieberman Loves Wrestling

And, again in 2006, Lieberman indulged in another yearly ritual: taking campaign money from the entertainment industry.

An analysis by the Center for Responsive Politics, a nonpartisan watchdog group, found that the Connecticut Democrat, who won re-election last month as an independent, received about $73,000 from a variety of industry sources over the past two years.

Among the donors were Linda McMahon, chief executive officer of Stamford-based WWE Entertainment. McMahon said in an e-mail that she gave money to Lieberman because "I make contributions to a variety of candidates whom I respect."
-- | Lieberman Defends Video-Game Money

I'm not the biggest fan of wrestling - but I'm not really the biggest critic either. It's incredibly machoistic and violent. It's basically a grandiose stage production of a schoolyard fight combined with the worst of soap operas - all drugged up on 'roids and rage. But hey - if its your cup of tea ... have at it. I still catch the occasional B-movie slasher film ... so I'm certainly not going to get into any kettle and pot kind of conflict.

Just don't try to take any kind of moral high ground with it. To viciously attack the video game market while handing wrestling a free pass is just plain old hypocrisy. To whine and moan about Bully while getting a check from a McMahon is clearly an act of pandering and soapboxing. I'm not sure I need any more indication that certain politicians are doing nothing more than engaging in fearmongering to gain points with soccer moms.

Honestly, if Joe Lieberman actually believed what NIMF writes - he would give that money back.

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