Thursday, July 06, 2006

Why Liberals Don't Like Joe Lieberman

Because he supports Conservative Causes. And because he has voted with President Bush right down the line on our occupation of Iraq.

This is in response to William F. Buckley, who, in a recent article, wonders whether or not the fact that the President kissed Joe is the reason liberals are, in many cases, supporting his opponent in the Primary.
But in looking into Lieberman's vulnerabilities, I discovered in Wikipedia this item: "Following his 2005 State of the Union address, President Bush, after shaking lawmakers' hands, abruptly grasped Lieberman's head in both hands and kissed him on the cheek. At first, Lieberman's staff humorously referred to the embrace as 'some kind of Yale thing.'

"However, as political backlash against the peck arose, Lamont's supporters have appropriated the incident into a campaign button: 'The Kiss: Too Close for Comfort.' Lieberman has since denied the kiss ever took place. 'I don't think he kissed me. He learned over and gave me a hug and said, 'Thank you for being a patriotic American,' Lieberman told Time magazine."
Kind of pathetic, Mr. Buckley. I realize it's enjoyable to imagine all your political enemies as deranged, angered by a simple show of affections. The truth is that we Liberals can see which politicians are fighting for what we believe in and which aren't.

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