Friday, January 12, 2007

Spikey Mikey Rides Again

Lucianne's lapdog, Mike Isikoff, hasn't been paying much attention to politics the last seven months or so. Today*, he and Mark Hosenball write:

Jan. 11, 2007 - Sen. Joe Lieberman, the only Democrat to endorse President Bush's new plan for Iraq, has quietly backed away from his pre-election demands that the White House turn over potentially embarrassing documents relating to its handling of the Hurricane Katrina disaster in New Orleans.

Later in the article:

Still, Lieberman’s more accommodating position is likely get more attention, especially because of the Connecticut Democrat's increasingly close relationship with the White House.

Maybe Spikey's been bamboozled by the Bushit Moose, who he quotes in the article:

Wittmann says Lieberman is trying to take on the role that Henry (Scoop) Jackson played in the 1960s and 1970s -- a tough "national security" Senate Democrat who was willing to cross party lines to work closely with Republican presidents like Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. "That's the tradition he is following," Wittmann said.

The article is important because it shows that Lieberman lied to Connecticut voters about holding Bush accountable for his monumental mishandling of Katrina. Also significant is the statement from Lieberman's flack that Holy Joe "answers only to the people who elected him to office and to his own conscience." Shorter Joe: Fuck you, Connecticut.

* The article is dated January 11, but was purportedly "Updated: 36 minutes ago."

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