Former Democratic VP nominee (2000) Sen. Joe Lieberman, is reported today to be considering “the possibility of giving a keynote address on behalf of Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) at the Republican National Convention in September.”
Turncoat Joe is positively gushing at the possibility of becoming the next Zell Miller (emphasis mine):
Republicans close to the McCain campaign say Lieberman’s appearance at the convention, possibly before a national primetime audience, could help make the case that the presumptive GOP nominee has a record of crossing the aisle. That could appeal to much-needed independent voters.
McCain has yet to ask Lieberman to speak, either in primetime or elsewhere, at the convention. But if McCain thinks it will help make his case for the White House, as some of his allies suspect, Lieberman would be willing to speak on his behalf.
“If Sen. McCain, who I support so strongly, asked me to do it, if he thinks it will help him, I will,” Lieberman said in a brief interview.
Just a mere 2 years ago, as Stuart noted here yesterday, Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama endorsed Joe Lieberman in his re-election campaign. We can now look back and wonder what the hell he was thinking?
And, what say he now, that Lieberman, who Obama once considered his “mentor” in the Senate, may now head to the podium at the Republican National Convention to speak glowingly about his pal John McSame while taking gratuitious swipes at the Democratic party and nominee?