Hit & Run

Hey Joe, Where You Gonna Go?

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Sen. Joe Lieberman (D-Conn.) that is. Where you gonna go after really stinking up the joint with your speech? Maybe you'll go south, Mexico-way; ain't nobody gone find you there. But wherever you go, take Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) with you.

Vinegar Joe just gave one of the most poorly received speeches in modern political history. Lieberman GAGs (guaranteed-applause getters) included huzzahs for the troops in Afghanistan and Iraq, and the pivotal Democratic role in creating the Department of Homeland Security. By the end of the speech, Lieberman's turkey neck was the only thing clapping in the hall. The final indignity: The convention dj played "Shout" once he got off the stage.

Pelosi is working through a labored comparison/contrast essay ("Democrats have it right…") that makes the Goofus and Gallant dualism in Highlights For Children seem positively brilliant.

Is it just me, or is the DNC starting to resemble the bleary-eyed tail end of a crank binge? Here's hoping (for their sake, not the country's) that they can rouse themselves for one final hurrah for the Bay State Bloviator, who rumor has it arrived in Boston Harbor yesterday by walking on water.