Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Eric Alterman On Joe

Yesterday, Eric Alterman (really this time) came to the same conclusion I did about Joe Lieberman and the Secretary of Defense position. From Altercation:

Here’s my prediction: If Lieberman wins the election, he will not switch to the Republicans, as some fear. But he will do the functional equivalent, which is accept Bush’s appointment to replace Rumsfeld as Secretary of Defense, resign his seat and allow the Republican governor of Connecticut to appoint a Republican in his stead. That is the implicit deal between the Lieberman camp and Rove, Cheney, Bush etc and the reason, that alone, in the entire country, this is the only race where this most partisan of political operations, refuses to support the Republican in the race.

No matter what Joe says, I don't think there is any way Lieberman fulfills his term. It might not matter, the latest Rasmussen poll shows Lamont has closed the gap to two points. Joementum appears once again to be sinking to the bottom.

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