Posted by Brian at 10:41 PM
Why on earth should we?
That's the answer to the stupid question of the day?
“Do they not trust Joe Lieberman? Do they not trust me?”
Why wouldn't we trust you, Joe, on matters involving foreign policy, especially in the Middle East? Might it be because you've continually bashed the Democratic party since the beginning of this controversy, because you,among others, gave King George the Lesser the cover he so desperately needed for this disastrous war in Iraq, a war that you still continue to support wholeheartedly, and that you apparently wish to expand into Iran?
This is how it works, Joe--you're allowed to screw up once or twice, or even more often, as long as you admit that you've screwed up and try to avoid making similar mistakes in the future. If you do that, then you get another chance with us. But if you screw up, refuse to admit that you did, and help to make matters worse, then you lose our trust, just as you lost the trust of your party in Connecticut the last time you ran for office. And here's a hint: saying that your resolution is meaningless because “if this administration wants to take military action against Iran, it doesn’t need this Kyl-Lieberman amendment; it can use the general powers of the commander-in-chief” is not the way to make anti-war activists (which is about 2/3 of the country at last count) feel more sanguine about your intellectual capability.
When I first read this article, my immediate reaction was "there's another reason not to vote for Hillary Clinton in the primary," but that's really unfair to her. It's as unfair as leaning away from Barack Obama because uber-dickweed Andrew Sullivan is supporting him. But Clinton's support for the Kyl-Lieberman amendment is reason to deny her my vote in the primary, and to actively work against her during that process.
Oh, and one last thing, Joe. If you want people to trust you, you might avoid this kind of crap:
Asked Tuesday whether he’ll endorse any candidate prior to the Jan. 3 Iowa caucuses, Lieberman said no and repeated his previous statement that he’ll wait until both parties have settled on their presumptive nominees before he makes his endorsement.
“This is the new-found independence I was given by Connecticut Democrats,” Lieberman said with a smile.
Don't think it'll come as a surprise when you give an address at the Republican National Convention next year--we've been expecting that for two years at least.