As has been pointed out on assorted blogs (that wonderful creation of Joe Lockhart & Co.) Joe Lieberman will be launching his new improved unhackable blog tomorrow, and the feeling is that they are hoping for lots of “unhinged” comments from deeply unserious terrorist-loving, cut-n-running purgeofascists because that kind of thing makes Joe sound as sensible as taking an umbrella on a cloudy day, at least when he’s not telling us that things in Iraq are swell. This would seem to make sense since Lieberman’s mouthpiece Dan “Sunrise/Sunset” Gerstein’s only contribution to the campaign (besides providing comic relief) is to point out how much people dislike his weasely boss, as if that were a selling point. The whole thing strikes me as a bit masochistic, as if Joementum can only result from pointing out the public’s antipathy towards Joe which, strangely enough, manifested itself in his primary defeat. In fact, Lieberman seems somewhat liberated by his loss to Ned Lamont.
It was if that great rush of anger had washed me clean, emptied me of hope, and, gazing up at the dark sky spangled with its signs and stars, for the first time, the first, I laid my heart open to the benign indifference of the universe. To feel it so like myself, indeed, so brotherly, made me realize that I’d been happy, and that I was happy still. For all to be accomplished, for me to feel less lonely, all that remained to hope was that on the day of my execution there should be a huge crowd of spectators and that they should greet me with howls of execration. – A. Camus