Meet The New Zell

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?

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8 Responses to Meet The New Zell

  1. I can’t stand it!

    If Obama doesn’t denounce this possibility instead of likely saying, “Well, I can’t control the actions of my good friend Joe Liebermann. Whatever he does is up to him.”, then we have positive proof that Obama doesn’t get that this general election, worse than most, is going to be a WAR.

    I don’t trust Barack Obama and I despise Joe Liebermann for not having the courage of his convictions and simply switching parties. Currently he’s remaining in the Democratic caucus because he has great influence as a potential key switch vote.

    I would have more respect for Obama if he denounced his old friend.

    I would have more respect for Liebermann if he gave up his power advantage and became a Republican.

    Remember Obama directly advocates crossing the aisle just like his buddy and mentor Ol’ Joe.

    That should tell us something!

  2. coldH2Owi says:

    Sen. Boxer (D-CA) also endorsed sleazy Joe. I actually like Sen. Boxer, but with the inspiration of many, I denounce Sen. Boxer & expect all commenters here & elsewhere to also denounce her for supporting this ex-VP candidate of the Democratic Party. I also denounce Sen. Obama, as well, & I expect Sen. Reid will denounce her & Sen. Obama at any time. I like this denoucing stuff, kinda fun. Next step: repudiating.

  3. Gilbert Martinez says:

    water,
    You comment a lot, but I don’t know that I’ve ever actually seen you do anything other than take shots at others to change the debate rather than justifying Obama’s position or sucking it up and admitting he was wrong. I don’t so much mind, many people do that. But I find that psychologically interesting.

  4. alrudder says:

    And if Al Gore had rightfully been named the winner 8 years ago, who would our leading contender be?????

  5. Gilbert

    Interesting observation… 😉

  6. coldH2Owi says:

    Gilbert & Pamela:
    I find it interesting, oh so interesting that you both consistently ignore anyone who steps on your precious little belief system. You are both from CA, why is it that Sen. Obama must denounce Holy Joe, but you do not demand the same for Sen. Boxer? As far as I’m concerned, both of you are psychologically interesting & a bit snobbish to boot. BTW, while Seb. Obama trounced Sen. Clinton in Wisco, I wrote John Edwards name in, since I believe he is still the best candidate. I’ll vote for whichever moderate the Party nominates, however. & Gilbert, I’m glad to see you responding for yourself, psychologically interesting indeed.

  7. Stuart: I don’t know what the hell Lieberman is, and really wish that Ned Lamont would have beaten him all of the way.

    But I also wonder if his greatest power wouldn’t come from handing the Senate over to BUSHO openly, making Cheney the true “decider” on one more level.

  8. coldH2Owi

    I actually never said Obama needed to denounce Lieberman. And FYI, incase you have missed it I have stressed here frequently that I will support the nominee, whoever the nominee is and I have urged readers to do the same.

    Outside of that, I am as deeply annoyed by this entire election season as you seem to be, but perhaps for many different reasons.

    Incase you hadn”t noticed, I rarely ever blog about CA politics or CA politicians. And lately I don’t blog as much about this election season…