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Lieberman has courage

November 21, 2008

Re "Democrats go easy on Lieberman," Nov. 19

Some Senate colleagues wanted to strip Joe Lieberman of his Homeland Security committee chairmanship? Of course they did.

Lieberman had the courage to stand up to groupthink and support the candidacy of a tested colleague he believed in. He lost. His willingness to cross party lines was almost punished by a vindictive few who resented his freedom of thought and action.

Men like Lieberman keep our democracy healthy and vital, and we marginalize them at our peril. Barack Obama seems to realize this -- why don't others in the Democratic Party?

Kim Gullo

Corona del Mar

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