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Lee Whitnum: The Candid Anti-AIPAC Candidate for Joe Lieberman’s Senate Seat

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Dennis House, the presenter of Connecticut’s “Face the State” TV show, describes his recent interview with a refreshingly candid candidate for Joe Lieberman’s Senate seat:

In her first television interview of the campaign, Lee Whitnum came out swinging against two of her fellow Democrats seeking the nomination for the seat currently held by Joe Lieberman. During a taping of Face the State, the lawyer and author from Greenwich was highly critical of Susan Bysiewicz and Chris Murphy.

On Bysiewicz, here is an excerpt of what Whitnum had to say: “I don’t like her at all. I think she is a card-carrying Israelist.” Is she running to make sure this Congress remains pro-Israel?”

As for Murphy:

“Chris Murphy pledged $30M to Israel over the next ten years……..We elected a young maverick kid and he just hasn’t done very much. He needs to be taken out of office.”

Whitnum hasn’t made many friends in the Connecticut Democratic Party. She is currently suing Governor Malloy, alleging he called her an anti-semite. She called Senator Lieberman a traitor, and demanded Senator Richard Blumenthal to resign, both because of their support of Israel.

Whitnum’s opposition to the United States policy on its ally Israel, has led to those anti-semitism charges. She also filed a lawsuit against the town of Greenwich, for allowing a menorah on town property. On Face the State Sunday, you’ll hear Whitnum talk about what she believes needs to be done when it comes to Israel.

Watch this amazing interview here.


Written by Maidhc Ó Cathail

February 29, 2012 at 12:56 pm

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  1. Connecticut is one of the best-educated states in the nation, with the highest median income. This includes many Americans, who tend to be closer to Lowell Weicker than Joe Lieberman in their outlook. There is a lot of simmering resentment in the state directed towards Lieberman in particular, as shown by Ned Lamont’s defeat of Lieberman in the 2006 primary. JL got reelected largely with the help of blue collar workers in the military industry in the state; he has also exploited social issues very effectively, posing as a cultural conservative.


    February 29, 2012 at 1:19 pm

  2. Interesting interview here–Gilad as usual gets to the heart of the matter


    March 1, 2012 at 1:04 am

  3. Many thanks for the information and link.

    Maidhc Ó Cathail

    March 1, 2012 at 8:32 am

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