Stephen Colbert focuses in on the kiss that President Bush planted on the cheek of Sen. Joe Lieberman, and muses: “You know, Mr. Bush has such soft hands. I can only imagine what his lips are like.”

  • Watch the video at Ned Lamont’s site
  • Transcript: (for more, check out Enigmatic Paradox)

    Colbert:

    I saw this commercial. It?s a great ad featuring my favorite Democrat, Senator Joe Lieberman. Something about the ad really made him seem presidential.

    It turns out I was wrong.

    It was an ad for Lieberman?s opponent in the Democratic primary ? some angry leftist millionaire cable executive named Ned Lamont. And this Lamont person is undertaking a vicious attack on Joe Lieberman?s character that I?d call blatantly partisan ? were they not in the same party.

    And what?s Ned?s problem with Senator Lieberman ? one tiny insignificant issue: The war in Iraq. Lieberman supports the president and the president has supported Lieberman right back.

    You know Mr. Bush has such soft hands I can only imagine what his lips are like.

    Evidentially, evidentially, low approval ratings can be contracted through saliva because Lieberman now could actually lose the Democratic primary in August. Well, when I look for analysis of internal Democratic politics, I go straight to conservative columnist David Brooks. Here?s his take on the Lieberman Lamont race…

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