So I’ve been reading a lot of Techdirt recently when I stumbled upon Joe Lieberman. It’s a name that rings a bell to me simply because of his past with censorship. He’s “concerned” about Video game violence, but all of the evidence (millions of people playing, very few incidents of actual violence) continues to disagree with him. His newest fight has been about Wikileaks, rather than TSA’s security methods.
Throughout Joe’s tenure in Congress, I can’t remember a lot of good things about him. He always seems to be the first to ask for censure, the first to say that we don’t have the right to free speech, and he’s always been the one to act shocked that things don’t go quite to his plans.
Looking at his Lobbying record, it’s not hard to see why he isn’t hard to be bought. He has very little in terms of actual individual donations. No, he’s supported very heavily by insurance, banks, lawyers, and lobbyists. To go off on a small tangent, it’s interesting to see that Joe still doesn’t understand the new world that is taking form. Perhaps his bank lobbyists should worry. Namely, Julian Assange has said that big banks are next. I guess the Constitution is damned when you have something to hide as a Senator.
Perhaps Joe should look into new ways to find money. Janitorial duty works wonders for all the things he’s spewing.