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Headline News Anchor: ‘Might Some Argue That Lamont…Is The al Qaeda Candidate?’

By ThinkProgress on August 11, 2006 at 4:17 pm

"Headline News Anchor: ‘Might Some Argue That Lamont…Is The al Qaeda Candidate?’"

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Today on CNN Headline News, anchor Chuck Roberts discussed the impact of the foiled British terror plot with Hotline senior editor John Mercurio. Roberts asked Mercurio, “How does this factor into the Lieberman/Lamont contest? And might some argue, as some have, that Lamont is the al Qaeda candidate?” Watch it:

[flv http://video.thinkprogress.org/2006/08/headlinelamont.320.240.flv]

Vice President Cheney said some pretty outrageous things about the impact of Lamont’s victory on terrorists. But even Cheney didn’t call Lamont “the al Qaeda candidate” That’s a Chuck Roberts original.

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