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America To Elected Officials: We Love Crazy Eyes, But We're Ambivalent About Actual Crazy

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Yeah, you in the back! I'm gonna do this quixotic independent run for Senate for you! It's all for you, buddy!


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Hold up: I can hit as many people in the head with cell phones as I want now? This is going to be SWEET!

This just in for everyone foolish enough to rely on Wonkette as an actual source of news: Lamont's the Democratic nominee, McKinney isn't, and Joementum cannot be stopped by your so-called "primary election."

First off, let's have a moment of silence for the Congresswoman from Georgia. It's concession speech behavior like this that so aptly illustrates why we'll miss her.

Despite her defeat, McKinney was unbowed, unleashing a stemwinder of a concession speech in which she barely mentioned her opponent but praised leftist leaders in Cuba and Venezuela, took aim at the efficacy of electronic voting machines and offered several swipes at the media.

"Members of the press, as well as our political leaders, don't give us explanations that explain, or conclusions that conclude," McKinney said. "There comes a time when people of conscience are compelled to dissent."

Before she began her remarks, she played the song "Dear Mr. President," an anti-Bush anthem by Pink, and sang along, somewhat out of tune, with its critical lyrics.

We would dispute McKinney's assertion that anyone in charge of this country has been offering explanations that explain anything lately. Bonus points to the anonymous AP toiler who busted out the word "stemwinder."

Meanwhile, Lieberman, whom the WaPo described as "exuberant in defeat" and "almost liberated" and (by implication) "gone totally around the bend into a dark place of madness and self-delusion," started in with the sporting metaphors.

"As I see it, in this campaign, we've just finished the first half and the Lamont team is ahead -- but in the second half, our team, Team Connecticut, is going to surge forward to victory in November," Mr. Lieberman told cheering supporters.

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"For the sake of our state, our country and my party, I cannot, I will not let this result stand," Mr. Lieberman said of the Lamont victory.

You hear that, Connecticut? Joe Lieberman will be your Senator whether you like it or not! It's for your own good.

The Post also notes that "the Republican candidate, Alan Schlesinger, is lightly regarded, and there has been some speculation that Republicans would seek to have him step aside in favor of a stronger candidate." Jesus, why do they even have primaries there?

Also: some incumbent Republican Congressman in Michigan lost his primary or something. Based on the crowing e-mail we got on the subject this morning from the "Minuteman PAC", that should be wacky. More on this story as we bother to do a little research on it.

McKinney beaten but unbowed [AP via CNN]

Lieberman Defeated in Democratic Primary [WaPo]

Lieberman to Stay in Race After Defeat [NYT]

(Photos: AP)

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