Wednesday, November 01, 2006

The People's Hero

The Moose is amused by the people's hero.

The New York Times has a must-read profile of the tribune of the populist left. As a service to the nutroots, the Moose offers a couple of choice excerpts,

"Mr. Lamont often mentions his use of an environmentally correct vehicle, a Ford hybrid, on the campaign trail, but Mr. Lamont and his wife also own a Lexus convertible, a Mercedes, a Volvo, a Jaguar and an electric Gem they keep at their vacation home in Maine. Their children attend private schools in Greenwich, where, until recently, they belonged to an exclusive, mostly white country club, and their art collection includes a Norman Rockwell, “The Right to Know,” bought for $1.05 million...

"In the current campaign, Mr. Lamont has attacked Mr. Lieberman for missing crucial votes in the Senate, including several on the war. But his own voting record on the Board of Selectmen and the town’s Board of Estimate and Taxation, which controls finances, shows the same average rate of attendance, about 93 percent. In 1991, he missed a vote to increase Greenwich’s property tax by 7.8 percent, high for the town and one of the most important matters for the board to consider."

All power to the people!
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