Shameless Joe Lieberman (I-CT) has received millions in contributions from the health and insurance industries, but — there's more! Shameless Joe's second (trophy?) wife, Hadassah, works for Hill & Knowlton, a lobbying firm based in New York City, as a senior counselor in its health and pharmaceuticals practice. She has held senior positions at the Hospital of Saint Raphael in New Haven, the American Committee for Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem, Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials-International (APCO), Pfizer, National Research Council, Hoffmann-La Roche, and Lehman Brothers. Ed Schultz of MSNBC looked at Mrs. Lieberman's ties to the healthcare industry and asked, "Does the word 'whore' apply"? If this is a (fair & balanced) conflict of interest, so be it.
PS: Click on this link to tell Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) to purge Senator Shameless Joe Lieberman (I-CT) from his Senate committee positions, especially the chair of the Homeland Security Committee.
[Dan Perkins is an editorial cartoonist better known by the pen name "Tom Tomorrow". His weekly comic strip, "This Modern World," which comments on current events from a strong liberal perspective, appears regularly in approximately 150 papers across the U.S., as well as on Salon and Working for Change. The strip debuted in 1990 in SF Weekly.
Perkins, a long time resident of Brooklyn, New York, currently lives in Connecticut. He received the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Excellence in Journalism in both 1998 and 2002.
When he is not working on projects related to his comic strip, Perkins writes a daily political weblog, also entitled "This Modern World," which he began in December 2001.]
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