Lieberman, Shays on ‘civility’ crusade

Sen. Joe Lieberman and former Rep. Chris Shays are expected to take part in the launch next month of a new national group dedicated to restoring civility in politics, Huffington Post’s Howard Fineman reports. The message of the group, called “No Labels,” is is that the nation is facing a “crisis of governance.”

“We are not labels, we are people,” the group’s “Declaration” says. “We believe hyper-partisanship is destroying our politics and paralyzing our ability to govern… We may disagree on issues, but we do so with civility and mutual respect.”

That’s not the only civility movement going; six months ago, sent 585 governors and members of Congress copies of a pledge to “be respectful” to those with whom they disagree, and invited them to sign and return it. Project founder Mark DeMoss reports on the outcome in Politico: Two signers, including Lieberman.