Saturday, March 22, 2008

Say it Aint so Joe

Publications as mainstream as Time Magazine have begun referring to Senator Joe Lieberman as a possible running mate for Republican John McCain. Is it really true? Could Joe Lieberman really be considering shacking up in the White House with the conservative agenda's best bet for holding on to the presidency? In the immortal words once spoken to Shoeless Joe Jackson, "say it aint so Joe!"

Let's get this straight. John McCain believes (from his campaign website) that
"...Roe v. Wade is a flawed decision that must be overturned..."
"...the institution of marriage is a union between one man and one woman..."and that it should be "...a federal crime for researchers to use cells or fetal tissue from an embryo created for research purposes..."
And let's not forget that this is the guy that goes around singing "bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb Iran."

The scary possibility is that Joe Lieberman with be the nadir this year, instead of Nader -- handing center of the road voters to the conservative coalition and dooming our country to at least four more years of horribly misguided policies, further damaging our reputation in the world, and further eroding our economy.


1 comment:

Dan Brekke said...

Well, Lieberman has already endorsed McCain, and he's traveling around the country with him. Also, the Democratic leadership in the Senate, guided by the fumbling, clueless Harry Reid, froze out Lieberman from Day One of this session (this after Lieberman lost the Democratic primary in Connecticut, remember). So on one hand, he's making common cause with someone who is just as fanatic in supporting the war as he is, and on the other he's gotten the cold shoulder from his old party despite the fact they needed Lieberman to have a working majority. To me, his running with McCain wouldn't be a shock.

But even if he wants the job, and even if McCain wants to give it to him, you wonder how warmly he'll be embraced by Republicans. Some of his positions are anathema to the religious right, and again, you wonder whether choosing Lieberman will undo McCain's pandering to that group. No way of knowing, really, though the speculation is interesting.