More Reasons To Love Joe Lieberman!
Joe "Collywobble" Lieberman, theworst human being since Abraham Lincoln, is featured in a terrifying New York Times mini-profile for tomorrow's edition in which -- and maybe this is just us? -- we detect a little bit of venom on the reporters' pens, as their editors force them to speak to and write about this rancid, catastrophic mass of pimple pus, frozen diarrhea, and the cloned membranes and bone marrow of Beelzebub and Pol Pot, respectively. How do you write about this person objectively? How do you sit in a room, watch him grin, and not spontaneously combust?
WASHINGTON — Just the thought of Joseph I. Lieberman makes some Democrats want to spit nails these days. But Mr. Lieberman, the Connecticut independent, is not the least troubled by his status as Capitol Hill’s master infuriator.
In fact, he could not be happier. He is right where he wants to be — at the center of the political aisle, the center of the Democrats’ efforts to win 60 votes for their sweeping health care legislation. In short, he is at the center of everything and he loves it.
“My wife said to me, ‘Why do you always end up being the point person here?’ ” he said, flashing a broad grin in an interview on Monday.
Ha ha, you stupid readers, we just wanted you to have to suffer through rage-induced ulcers, too. They hurt, don't they? Is there some sort of medicine for them? Maybe, but who can afford medicine!
Democratic leaders noted that Mr. Lieberman on numerous occasions had voiced support for the Medicare buy-in proposal that he now insists must be dropped. It was a core component of a health care proposal that he championed as Al Gore’s running mate in the 2000 presidential race, and three months ago he voiced support for the same concept.
“What I was proposing was that they have an option to buy into Medicare early,” Mr. Lieberman says on a video distributed by Democrats on Monday. In the interview, he did not dispute that he once supported the idea but said he had not recalled that he had done so, or the context, until Mr. Reid’s office confronted him about it.
Why is Alberto Gonzales walking around the Capitol wearing a Joe Lieberman costume? How does a person even get away with something like that?