She does the cartel’s bidding in some other way.


In bed with Big Pharma
Hadassah Lieberman worked for a powerhouse lobbying firm. Were her clients’ special interests being served by her husband?
By Joe Conason

Sep. 01, 2006 | In a year when “lobbyist” may replace “liberal” as the dreaded L-word, the wise politician draws no attention to any connections with the corporate shills who infest Congress like a biblical plague. Any elected official whose spouse is paid to represent or advise an unpopular special interest should observe that simple caution even more carefully. Naive voters may not understand that this is simply how business is done in their corrupt capital these days — so it is best to say nothing and hope that nobody asks too many questions.

That was how Sen. Joe Lieberman’s campaign handled the potential problem of his wife, Hadassah, and her employment by Hill & Knowlton, the public relations and lobbying firm that has flacked for a gamut of gamy clients, from the tobacco lobby and the Kuwaiti government to Enron, at least until last weekend. When I wrote a column on the subject of her job in July, the Lieberman campaign didn’t respond, and Sen. Lieberman’s opponent, Ned Lamont, did not make an issue of it.

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