Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Joe's Baaack!

He's baaack!

Just like Freddie Krueger's Halloween reincarnations, and just as scary, Joe Lieberman rises from the mist of his primary defeat to stalk the streets of Connecticut as an Independent senate candidate in November.

I was struck by CNN's interviews of each candidate this morning after. Winner Ned Lamont answered questions forthrightly, with "meat" on the bones of his answers. Scary Joe spouted GOPish moralistic platitudes.... "I'm disappointed not just because I lost but because the old politics of partisan polarization won today. For the sake of our state, our country and my party, I cannot and will not let that result stand." (Washington Post)

Pleeeeze Joe. Don't save us from ourselves. The Connecticut Democrat primary voters have spoken. Accepting that fact with grace and working to help the party in November would have been a statesman's choice.

So, rather than a united front against the Connecticut GOP candidate in the fall in support of the successful Lamont, Scary Joe is going to drag the Connecticut voters through the swamp of partisan politics.

Like his idol in the White House, "The Decider," Scary Joe has decided to ignore the mandate of the people. For shame.

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