The politics of gestures

No statement on Joseph Lieberman — who was popular enough to win statewide elections through two decades in Connecticut and with a high national profile at that. And maybe the governor, Ned Lamont, needs to make certain without a shadow of a doubt that there are no hard feelings for the rival he beat in the 2006 primary than lost to in the general election. But. Does Connecticut really need to put their flag at half mass to mourn the death of a danged politician? I mean, it does not really unite — the man had his supporters and he has his detractors, and everyone remembers whatever they want from him in their partisan lenses, with — theoretically — no personal ill will or indue hero worship.

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