"Vindicated," a profanity and an apparent reference to the 2006 campaign of U.S. Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman was all I could make out in a voicemail today from Tom Swan, the king of the mumbling, cryptic voice-mail.
OK, what is this about?
The answer was revealed in an e-mail from Tim Tagaris, Swan's comrade-in-arms on the Ned Lamont campaign.
TIm provided a link to a story in the Advocate of Stamford about the FBI concluding that the crash of Lieberman's web site on primary day was due to the campaign's own incompetence, not dirty tricks by the Ned Lamont campaign.
Swan managed the Lamont campaign. Tagaris handled its ample web activities.
The failure of Lieberman's underpowered, underutilized web site generated some primary-day coverage, primarily on TV and radio. Lieberman suggested that something evil happened. We pretty much ignored it, based on the idea that a server rented for 15 bucks might fail all by itself.
The feds previously have said that Lamont's folks were blameless. The story today offers some details, based on documents that the feds recently handed over in response to an old FOI request.
-- Mark Pazniokas