Thursday, November 09, 2006

The Quiet Charm

of Senator Clinton
It is good to know who your friends are and the party just showed Leiberman that very thing. Their interest in welcoming him back to the fold comes more from the fact that he is the swing vote in the Senate than from any capacity for embarrassment. Without him they lose 50-50 and Cheney breaks the tie on every straight partisan issue. The party has a lot of fence mending and ass-kissing to do with Leiberman. The senator from New York was the very worst. She and Bill had Leiberman as a professor at Yale, became close friends, worked on his early campaigns together. After Lamont won the primary and Leiberman announced as an independent, Clinton showed her attractive personality by making campaign appearances for Lamont. She has the morals of a mafioso ordering a hit on a friend. As Meyer Lansky once said of the murder of an associate, "It was just business". We need better.

1 comment:

  1. The Scorpion12:40 PM

    The Dems were very lucky that the Republicans did not have a viable candidate in Connecticutt. If they had, Leiberman would have pulled a Nader and he and Lamont would have split the vote, the result being a Republican Senator, and the dems not getting control of the Senate. As it was, many Republicans felt there was a chance of Leiberman switching parties, hence their strong support. It is not often that one party can get split in half and still come out on top.

    As I said at the top, the Dems were damned lucky.