Posted by Steven Hayward
Joe Lieberman today, on being asked by Tim Russert whether hed ever switch parties: "Im not ruling it out, but I hope I dont get to that point." That sound you heard was Harry Reids pucker factor going up one small notch.
A meek little warning to the Dems not to go too soft on terrorism. Or, perhaps, a plug for some chairmanship of some committee. I mean, seriously, not even I wanna be thot of a Republican these days. Didnt you hear Michael J. Fox? Those GOP guys wanna see everybody suffer like him.
Well see what it means. My bet is that its largely a matter of symbolic self-assertion as a rather impotent payback for his colleagues support of Lamont. Or, more bluntly, call it senatorial ego. It would be nice to think that Lieberman is above this kind of nonsensical posturing, but maybe the Senate does this to everyone.
It would be nice if he switched to the GOP, but the chances of that happening are about as great as the chance that Bush will suddenly start beating up on the Democrats.
Can we stop pretending that Lieberman is all that? Can we?
Where was Lieberman when the President and his foreign policy were being ripped apart with lies and incoherent critiques for the last 4 years. Where was he? AWOL.
Personally, Im much happier about Webb than Lieberman, although Ill take Joe over another Teddy!
How anyone would trust Joe Lieberman after his "Im not a Democrat okay Im a Democrat now but maybe Im not" dog n pony show of the last year is beyond me. They must REALLY like their incumbents in Connecticut.
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