DEM CT Senate Candidate who called opponent “AIPAC Whore” continues her demented tirades

Pointed Jabs Punctuate Generally Calmer Debate Of Democratic Candidates For U.S. Senate – Courant.com

http://www.courant.com/news/politics/hc-us-senate-dems-debate-0410-20120409,0,1489971.story

Another flash point among the field was the relationship between the U.S. and Israel.

Lee Whitnum, a former software engineer from Greenwich, continued her critique of U.S. aid to Israel. Whitnum had a fairly low profile until last Thursday, when she called Murphy a “whore” during a televised debate because he had expressed support for Israel.

Some Democrats, including Gov.Dannel P. Malloy, said Whitnum should not be allowed to participate in the debates because of her outburst. “You are talking about someone who is on the fringe of the fringe,” Malloy said Monday morning, before the UConn debate.

CT-1 Media, a consortium that includes The Courant and Fox-CT, asked each of the candidates to take a civility pledge to encourage a tone of courtesy and respect, and that’s what generally prevailed.

On Monday, Whitnum acknowledged that she had “a bit of a meltdown” in the last debate, but she continued to assert that the “neo-cons” in the Bush administration, acting in concert with Israel and the well-connected pro -Israel lobby in Washington, were responsible for the Iraq War.

Afterward, Murphy noted that there were “less theatrics” on Monday. “But I don’t think Whitnum’s comments were any less outrageous,” he said. “Her continual insistence that Israel has something to do with Sept. 11 is over the line.”…..

RRD:One wonders if Whitnum even knows that even Mearsheimer and Walt walked back their statements on Israel being responsible for the Iraq war,(but only after others had throughly demolished their arguments).

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