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Joe Lieberman was sort of an unknown to me, and probably to most when he ran in 2000 as Al Gore's running mate. And the Repbulicans didn't seem to like him much at all back then. But since 2000, he's become one of Sean Hannity's go-to guests on his radio show. He's split from the Democratic Party, become a party-of-one in the "Connecticut for Lieberman Party." And the Washington rumor mill is abuzz with the possibility that John McCain may pick him as a running mate.
I can't help but think of the stark differences those campaign posters would have from a potential Barack Obama campaign. I mean, could any team be older or whiter than these two? From pasty complexions to snow white hair, this would not be a dynamic team to put up against a candidate at the waning end of the Baby Boomer generation.
Superficiality aside, I don't know if Lieberman would be the wisest choice for Republicans. First, shifts in allegiences aside, he's still to many a Democrat, hardly the person to shore up McCain's bona fides. Plus, he's Jewish, which--lets be honest--would not be a very effective counterbalance for the more unenlightened of the conservative base, who may be less than eager to vote for a black guy. So, I say go for it guys. McCain/Lieberman 2008! Wait, is that their combined ages?
Oh, and here's Joe cranking up his warhawk cred on the torture issue. . .
Lieberman backs waterboarding; 'It's not like we're burning people with hot coals'
The onetime Democratic vice presidential running mate who became an independent to fend off a liberal challenger in Connecticut stumped for waterboarding in a conference call with reporters late Thursday, saying it wasn't as bad as burning people with hot coals. . .
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