Skip to comments.Lautenberg: What's-His-Name's Alzheimer's Charge Not True
Posted on 10/24/2002 5:47:45 AM PDT by Tumbleweed_Connection
78-year-old New Jersey Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful Frank Lautenberg complained on Wednesday that a member of his GOP opponent Doug Forrester's campaign team had insinuated that his age had begun to effect his memory.
But when pressed he had trouble remembering the name of his accuser.
Lautenberg complained about the attack on his mental faculties during an interview on Sean Hannity's nationally syndicated radio show.
LAUTENBERG: Don't lay on these insults and innuendos. Listen he had his campaign....
HANNITY: No, I don't think Doug Forrester, Doug Forrester is not doing this.
LAUTENBERG: Well, his people are. All over the place and believe me....
HANNITY: Wait a minute. Can you prove that, Senator?
LAUTENBERG: Well, sure. I've seen comments that his campaign manager makes. They've got, listen....
HANNITY: You're saying that they're insinuating that you're ill?
LAUTENBERG: Yeah, absolutely. They're insinuating.....
HANNITY: Who is doing that?
LAUTENBERG: Who is an assemblyman in New Jersey very much tied into the their team?
HANNITY: Well, what's his name because I think that's outrageous?
LAUTENBERG: The fella who's running the campaign.
HANNITY: Who? Who?
LAUTENBERG: Joe Carillos, who I know, called up quickly to say, well, he wasn't the one who said the nasty things. But you know, that's the nature of their campaign.
I think that's "affect his memory" there Tumbleweed.
In other words, he sounded as if he was having trouble speaking "off the cuff", except to cite canned responses; Forrester doesn't talk about issues, they're calling me names, I need to get on with doing the business of the people (oops, wrong Democrat)........
Of course. They were going to elect a known crook Democrat; why wouldn't they elect a senile Democrat?
New Jersey Democratic senatorial candidate former Sen. Frank Lautenberg, left, debates with New Jersey Republican senatorial candidate Douglas Forrester at a street fair where both met campaigning Saturday, Oct. 19, 2002 Metuchen, N.J. (AP Photo/Daniel Hulshizer)