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JAYJDF Donating Member (322 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 04:33 PM
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Are the Repuks still holding all the cards? What's up with Lieberman
potentially being selected by Busch as UN ambassador? For two reasons, first so the Repuk gov can select a repuk replacement senator, and second so Lieberman could possibly be a VP selectee.
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Geoff R. Casavant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 04:40 PM
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1. That was idle speculation by Joe Conason
And has pretty much been ruled a long-shot occurrence by others here on DU. It would be a death knell for Lieberman's political career.
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brazos121200 Donating Member (626 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 04:46 PM
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2. Lieberman would still have to accept the nomination,
and the thinking is he fought too hard to get re-elected to give up his seat to be UN ambassador, an appointive position. But I wouldn't put it past Bush to try to pull something devious like this for ulterior mortives (Rep. control of the Senate).
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fuzzyball Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 05:42 PM
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3. Lieberman, the independent, is the most powerful senator since
without his vote, neither side has plurality. SO he
can afford to act pompous.
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