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tuvor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 01:31 PM
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Rolling Stone: Dead Man Coming (Lieberman is not going away)
Late at night in Hartford's Goodwin Hotel last Tuesday -- I'm not even sure what time it was -- Joe Lieberman made his way to the podium for his much-anticipated "concession" speech.

I'd been joking with another reporter that en route to his capitulation Joe would leave fingernail tracks in the carpet leading all the way back to his private room upstairs, but surprisingly he did not have to be dragged onstage at all, and his little elfin nails looked unbloodied and intact as he spoke. I was looking over a crowd of reporters and Joe staffers, off to the right and to the rear of the hall, as he announced his determination to press on:

"If the people of Connecticut are good enough to send me back to Washington . . . " he began, "I promise them I will keep fighting for the same progressive new ideas and for stronger national security . . . "

At the words progressive new ideas I couldn't help myself and let out a little laugh, recalling Lieberman's determination to yank funding from public schools that counseled suicidal teens that it was OK to be gay. Was that the kind of progressive idea he was talking about? I really did try to muffle it, but it was too late -- a middle-aged woman with big dangly earrings in a Lieberman T-shirt whipped around and glared at me.

http://rollingstone.com/politics/story/11151851/the_low...
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pooja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 01:43 PM
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1. good editorial.
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ljm2002 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 01:55 PM
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2. Great article!
The thing that caught my attention was the line from one of David Brooks' columns: "polarized primary voters should not be allowed to define the choices in American politics."

Wow, these people really become ridiculous when they are grasping at straws. Taibbi's remarks about this are perfect: "flailing around in search of a new group on the margins to demonize, this yutz accidentally argues that voters shouldn't be allowed to decide elections."

That's where we are, folks, drifting away from democracy. Actually, not so sure we're just drifting -- I could swear I hear an engine down below, but who's steering?

Corporatocracy or bust!
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ewagner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 01:55 PM
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3. Matt Taibbi nails it
He's plain-spoken...brutally honest...and right-to-the-point...

Excellent editorial
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Redneck Socialist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 02:21 PM
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4. "What the hell is wrong with you people?"
I shuddered at this, trying to keep my wits, but Horn-Rimmed Glasses was still whaling away at me. "You people really do have no respect," she went on. "Joe is such a wonderful man . . . "

"Listen," I exploded, interrupting her. "Do you know what this song is about?"

She froze.

"It's about a guy who gets an erection that doesn't go away," I said. "Can you explain to me why this song is playing now? What the hell is wrong with you people?"


LOL! Great stuff!

The bit about David Brooks near the end is very good too.
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bronxiteforever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 04:27 PM
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5. Hunter Thompson would be proud-great post
awesome post-great nails Holy Joe
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