Republican Convention 2008

The Coming of Vinegar Joe

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As the McCain-Juno ticket has slipped in the polls, my mind keeps a-wanderin' back to Joe Lieberman. How awful is his life going to be come January, when Democrats win enough Senate seats to stop humoring him? How much worse will it be if Barack Obama is in the White House? Pretty bad, I'd expect. So Joe's speech, leaking out to press now, isn't too hard on the man from Hope. It's mostly praise for the man who plays Moe to his Larry, like:

God only made one John McCain, and he is his own man.

Unfortunately he only made half of Joe Lieberman before moving on to something more interesting.

If John McCain was just another go-along partisan politician, he never would have led the fight to fix our broken immigration system or to do something about global warming.

But he did!

Did… what, though? Yes, bills were written and speeches were made, but no McCain bills were signed into law on either of those issues. McCain's bills became unpopular, so he started talking about "enforcement first" on immigration and "drilling here and now" through caribou skulls into Alaskan tundra.

I ask you whether you are an Independent, a Reagan Democrat or a Clinton Democrat, or just a Democrat: This year, when you vote for President, vote for the person you believe is best for the country, not for the party you happen to belong to.

They're doing that already. That's the problem!