Over at The Corner, Larry Kudlow ties himself up into knots thinking about the new Joe Lieberman, the one who "has become increasingly critical of President Bush's war management polices," and called for the resignation of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld:
Pro-war hawks like myself would favor Lieberman. But of course the big problem I have is that the U.S. is not winning the war. Staying the course doesn't sound like a solution to the massive sectarian violence going on in Iraq.
On domestic policies, they're both liberal Democrats opposing tax cuts, ANWR, and offshore drilling, and opposing the ban on partial-birth abortion.
Lamont however may be slightly to the right of Lieberman on budget spending. In the CNBC interview with me, Lamont said he wanted to eliminate budget earmarks like the abusive transportation bill. Lieberman is a defender of earmarks.
Kudlow dreams of Harry Truman when thinking of bad contracts in Iraq here.