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You Can’t Always Veep Who You Want

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Posted on Jun 17, 2008
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Conservative columnist Robert Novak has reported that John McCain wants to make Joe Lieberman his running mate, but knows that he can’t for political reasons. That hypothetical ticket, possibly the least charismatic ever, would at least afford Lieberman the opportunity to complete his journey to the dark side.

(via Political Wire)

Robert Novak in the Chicago Sun-Times:

Sources close to Sen. John McCain say the Republican presidential candidate likes the idea of Democratic Sen. Joseph Lieberman, re-elected from Connecticut as an independent in 2006, or former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge—if he could get away with it. The political consensus is that McCain couldn’t get away with either, and he knows it.

Lieberman, one of McCain’s closest Senate friends, vigorously supports him for president and sometimes joins him on the campaign trail. However, Lieberman opposes Republican policy on nearly everything except Iraq, where he has backed the war effort.

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By Ed Harges, June 18, 2008 at 8:23 am Link to this comment

Meet the REPUBLIKUD party ticket.

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By issywise, June 18, 2008 at 5:36 am Link to this comment
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McCain already risks being seen as a battery-bunny-runs-all-the-time character. Linking himself too closely with a guy whose voice is best fitted for sad-sack characters on Saturday morning cartoons is dangerous.  Who could stand watching that pair for four years?

It is just possible that nobody noticed exactly how whacked out drugs had turned John Lennon until he started hanging with Yoko.

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By elwood p.dowd, June 18, 2008 at 5:00 am Link to this comment
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Joe Lieberman shouldn’t despair. If he isn’t McCain’s Veep he can always run for office in Israel.

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By amunaor, June 17, 2008 at 9:01 pm Link to this comment

Ahhhhh…..yes…Lieberman, also know as: The McCain Wisperer.

I shudder at the thought such a dark stewing cauldron of pillow-talk would manifest.

Peace, Best Wishes and Hope

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By so-called "Austin Mayor", June 17, 2008 at 8:22 pm Link to this comment
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Wouldn’t the other two Horsemen of the Apocalypse be jealous.

so-called “Austin Mayor”

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