Lieberman backs McCain

Here in West Hartford, we kinda like Joe Lieberman. It’s not just that he reminds us of a guy we might run into at Waldbaum’s after work. It’s that he’s kind of sweet personally and not all pumped up with his own grandeur.

Of course, he’s a steaming mad nutcase when it comes to foreign policy, but we figure there’s a State Department and the Joint Chiefs to keep him from making much of a difference there.

Even so, it’s kind of strange to see Lieberman endorsing John McCain. McCain’s our kind of Republican, of course, since he’s not anyone else’s kind of Republican.

It’s just odd to see a guy who won the vice presidency in 2000 on the Democratic ticket — though five justices made sure he never got to serve — is now endorsing a has-been GOP contender for the nation’s top office.

What’s in it for Lieberman? A few minutes on C-Span?

I wonder sometimes if Lieberman needs to come home. Perhaps it’s Washington that’s making him lose his mind.

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7 responses to “Lieberman backs McCain

  1. Hey Now

    I love it how every thread on this blog has a reference to Joe Visconti–so, I might as well start this one– Joe where are you???

  2. mystique

    for the record, i live in west hartford and i DO NOT like lieberman, nor have i EVER liked the man! he should be ashamed of himself for endorsing mccain. his politics are atrocious and he gives me the willies. my sister was at a student meeting with him a couple years ago through trinity college and he creepily started rubbing her shoulders for some odd reason. SICK!

  3. turtle

    whadad, here’s one West Hartford resident who does not“kinda like” Lieberman or McCain. Lieberman is a sanctimonious bloviator and warmongerer, and McCain totally lost me when he prostituted himself at the 2004 Republican National Convention and pretty much sold out to the Bush administration thereafter. A sorry spectacle, and it was all for nothing.

    What’s in it for Lieberman?

    He is a true believer in the rightness of the Iraq War (and possibly a regional Middle Eastern conflict). So is McCain. There you have it.

  4. kush

    Forgetting the fact for a moment that Lieberman subverted the will of his party for his own egotistical ends in ’06, I still find myself hard-pressed to not see this man as one of, if not the single biggest douchebag working in Washington today. Thus, when you say that Lieberman is “kind of sweet personally and not all pumped up with his own grandeur,” I can’t help but think that you’re talking out of your ass. Why would you ever want someone representing your voice in the government who you claim should be kept “from making much of a difference”? You acknowledge the man is a nutjob… then why does he still make you feel warm and fuzzy inside? Lieberman is off his rocker, and his support of McCain (though better than supporting, say, Giuliani) is further proof that he has completely crossed the aisle and is now one of the morally “righteous” right-wing war hawks that have turned our country into a laughingstock and target of hatred of most of the world.

  5. Judgemental

    “Forgetting the fact for a moment that Lieberman subverted the will of his party for his own egotistical ends in ‘06 ”

    How exactly did he subvert the will of his party? He lost the primary and decided to run as an independant. Apparently enough of his party as well as the GOP thought he was the better candidate.

    “You acknowledge the man is a nutjob… then why does he still make you feel warm and fuzzy inside”

    Again, enough voters thought that Lamont was the nutjob and voted for Leiberman.

    Get over it already and see if you can do better next time.

  6. Osemasterofdoom

    Isn’t it interesting how people bemoan the lack of bipartisanship in Washington, but when someone actually displays some, he’s pilloried like Britney Spears’ midriff? I guess crossing party lines is only a positive when they’re coming over to your side.

  7. turtle

    Go, Obama, Go!

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