Accommodations for Joe Lieberman

May 2, 2003

Source: Newsday,0,2274388.story

On May 2, 2003 Newsday reported that "in his bid for the presidency, Democrat Joe Lieberman must fit his schedule around one of the observances of his Jewish faith: He cannot campaign from sundown Friday to sundown Saturday... While these Sabbath restrictions create scheduling hurdles for the White House hopeful and his staff, they also are a challenge to Democrats in states such as South Carolina and New Hampshire, where party leaders have been shifting their events to accommodate Lieberman... 'Someone's willingness to not waver in their convictions --especially their religious convictions --to gain political advantage is such a rare commodity in our society that people ought to try to accommodate it and respect it,' said Dick Harpootlian, the chairman of the South Carolina Democratic Party."