Liveblogging: Athenae and Scout, Up All Night!

From Scout:

Update 10:30 p.m: As a side note, should we start taking bets on when the Internet will unbreak? I haven’t been able to get on FDL or Kos for hours. We busted the tubes, y’all. And ran over the hamster. Ned’s thanking his family now. Oh, boy, what a night this has been. Hee: political races aren’t hell on my family. I bring them with me everywhere I go!

Update: So far, not one whiny word about his opponent. Thanking Lieberman for his service. That was class. Said he’s hoping parties should stick together and go forward united. All class, baby. Nothing but.

Update: Now there was a rallying cry just now: Let’s start fighting for the common good! There’s what’s needed saying since … oh, I don’t know, Reagan. Maybe even Nixon. There’s what’s needed saying since Kennedy died. And now he’s quoting from Kennedy. I love this man. I want to have his adorable Democratic babies.

Update: Ned: Health care costs, small businesses bankrupted, working families impoverished. I really like how unpracticed this guy is, still. It’s nice to see somebody a little rough around the edges, unlike Slick Joey.

Update: Ned: Tonight we voted for a big change. That crowd is JACKED, yo. Staying the course: not a winning strategy in Iraq or in America. Whoos all around.

10:25 p.m. NED’s up now! Confetti, happiness, cheering. Man, just listen to that. Everybody who gave so much as a dollar, listen to that. You did that.

10:20 p.m. Okay, anybody who raises a finger to help this guy after he actively screws his own party? I’m looking at you, Chuck S. Anybody who does that is next on the Kiss Float.

10:15 p.m. Jokes about his web site being “hacked.” Yeah, fraud is hilarious. Creep.

Update: Joe just promised to unite “team Connecticut.” This is just sad. Where’s Ned? Where’s the Democratic nominee? Now he’s shilling for out of state donations. Classy.

Update: Joe’s trying to position himself as an anti-partisan independent? The hell? This is the worst speech ever. It’s like you took every bad speech Bush ever gave, threw them in a blender with some olive oil, orange rind and hair plugs, and got this stuff out.

Update 10:05 p.m.

Lieberman on NOW conceeding!!!!

Update 9:57 p.m.

This from Ct Bob blog….

“We still have a ways to go” Tim Tagaris 10:40pm

We are seriously in a holding pattern now —

supposition is that Lieberman not conceding. No new numbers

WATB Joe is probably going to make it go to the bitter end

Update 9:53 p.m.



92% in

Feel it folks

Update 9:48 p.m. Lamont………..124,940……..52%


86% in

Update 9:36 p.m.CSPAN showing shots of Lieberman HQ Goodwin Hotel ballroom. Hardly anyone is there. It looks pathetic.

Update 9:36 p.m. I can’t believe MSNBC is showing one of their lame documentaries when they have Tweety in Ct. Sheesh

Update 9:34 p.m.Candy Crowley (CNN) rports they were told expect Lamont between 10-11 ET

Update 9:27 p.m.CSPAN back to local news. They say they are waiting for results from Hartford. It is 120K to 111K now. 83%

Update 9:19 p.m. Ct Bob reporting that Ned is expected at the podium “within the hour”

So get by your TV’s and catch the history

Update 9:15 p.m. Results



80%…608 of 757 precints reporting

9:10 Ct local news being carried on CSPAN. The local station analyst just said that from the numbers she believes now that Lieberman will Lose and it is just a matter of by what margin

8:55 Courant results: 537 of 748 Precincts Reporting – 71.79%

Lamont, Ned….100,425……51.61

Lieberman, Joe……94,148…..48.39

Update 8:44 p.m. Results



420 of 757 precints reporting

8:37 p.m. HANNITY CALLS IT FOR LAMONT. He just said, “The Democrats have basically elected a guy who’s going to retreat blah blah blah unicorns my penis nightmares why don’t girls love me?” You read it here first.

8:35 p.m.Much gnashing of teeth at Faux News. Hannity blames extremists of Move On. Cholmes told Matlin ..I don’t know if you can hear me then let her know most of the country is against the war. Matlin shoots back…It doesn’t matter if I can hear you because you are unpersuadable. Whahhh. Argue argue and they go out of segment with Mary giving a shout out to Joe…”Joe I Love You”

That in a nutshell shows what is wrong with Lieberman. He gets a shoutout from Cheney’s Matlin on Faux News.

8:25 p.m. Cripes Faux is only one covering it and they’re feeling bad for Lieberman. Mary Matlin is on now and says..”I Love Joe”

Alan Cholmes is at Lamont headquaters.

8:25 p.m. Scarborough just broke into his bullshit festival with numbers. He sounded bummed, but not as bummed as Glenn Beck over on CNNH, who’s about to kill himself. Beck called Lieberman a “good guy” and that’s all you really need to know right there.

8:21 p.m. From the Courant site:

U.S. Senate – – Dem Primary

189 of 748 Precincts Reporting – 25.27%

Lamont, Ned Dem 40,934 55.09

Lieberman, Joe (i) Dem 33,375 44.91

Update 8:08 p.m.

Damn this is moving fast. Now Ct Bob has:

49K Lamont

42K Lieberman

with 30%

Update 8:05 p.m.

Ct Bob is reporting much closer numbers….

189 precincts

Lamont 43,000

Lieberman 39,000

Update 7:56 p.m.

MYDD reports….“And Lieberman did lose his home precinct.” Ct Bob says that Joe DID win his home district

Update 8:01 p.m. Results



126 of 757 precints reporting

Update 7:38 p.m. CNN, in its wisdom, is not covering the campaign but just had Charles Johnson of LGF on to talk about … I dunno, why his mother doesn’t love him, presumably. Mr. A: “Classy.” – A.

Update 7:44 p.m. Results



55 of 757 precints reporting

Update 7:25 p.m. First Results



– S.

Update 7:20 p.m. This Freeper thread is high-larious. To wit:

A liberal who has no qualms about killing jihadis could rule this counrty for a long time. If it weren’t for the 2nd ammendment, SCOTUS, and tax cuts, George W. Bush would be that liberal.

Update 7:05 p.m. Kos on Olbermann just now saying Lieberman’s own incompetence doomed him. – A.

Update 6:25 pm Go here for the results after 7:35 CT.

Add things in comments as you see them. I’ll be drinking heavily in preparation for watching CNN. – A.