A day after Sen. Joe Lieberman said he won’t vote for the Democratic health reform bill as currently written, a progressive public policy blog is trying to oust his wife Hadassah as global ambassador for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure breast cancer group.
And Firedoglake is hoping to enlist Hollywood stars that work with the group.
Among the stars it is contacting: Ellen DeGeneres, Christie Brinkley, Andie MacDowell, Christie Brinkley, Cynthia Nixon, Ellen DeGeneres, James Woods, Jennifer Tilly, Marcia Cross, Mimi Rogers and Neil Patrick Harris.
Firedoglake contends that Hadassah Lieberman’s ties to the pharmaceutical industry — she once did public relations for a firm that handled Pharma clients and subsequent consulting for some drugmakers — should disqualify her.
Of course it’s little secret that the real target is her husband.
“We are asking … high-profile celebrities who are associated with Komen to demand that no more money raised for cancer treatment be given to Hadassah Lieberman or any other ex-Pharma/Insurance strategists,” said Firedoglake in a statement.
“People who are racing for the cure wouldn’t be racing to pay Hadassah Lieberman money, especially if they knew her ties to the same corporations that are blocking women’s health reforms currently being debated in Congress.”
The Komen group issued a statement saying Lieberman isn’t going anywhere.
“Hadassah Lieberman is an important and valued Global Ambassador for Susan G. Komen for the Cure,” said the statement. “We have every intention of continuing our relationship with Ms. Lieberman in our mutual pursuit of a world without breast cancer.”