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Lieberman Loves Him Some Hastert

 

Joe Lieberman takes yet another swing at Democrats who want to "politicize" the gross mismangement by his Republican friends that led to the online sexual solicitation of minors who were under their protection.  As he told the Courant:

"The Foley case bothers people," he added. "If anyone thinks they can make this into another partisan flap, it's not. It's very real and human. The House Republican leaders and, frankly, the Democratic leadership, should not make it partisan."

Hey Harry Reid, he's talkin' about you. Are you gonna take that — again? 

Ned Lamont:

"The fact that Joe Lieberman says calling for Hastert's resignation is too `partisan' demonstrates that he's been in Washington so long that he can't recognize the difference between what's right and what's partisan."

Sirota:

Many have been disgusted with Lieberman's refusal to hold the White House accountable when it came to the Iraq War, and his vicious attacks on those who have criticized the war. But this goes from disgusting to nauseating. Watching him, you think you are watching a smarmy politician in a B comedy movie about Washington. You know, the guy who goes before cameras to claim to be a moral pious man, and then turns around, pockets a huge amount of Republican cash from moneymen funding the legal defense of indicted government officials, and then goes back out and attacks those demanding action to deal with the cover up of a child sexual predator scandal.

Put another way, this is the kind of behavior that confirms all the awful stereotypes people think about politicians. As Lamont told reporters today in reiterating his call for Hastert to resign immediately, people in Washington like Lieberman are reacting to this story as if children are just props in morally challenged politicians' never-ending quest to hold onto power. It's sick and its wrong – and it's time for a change.

The memory of Holy Joe on the floor of the Senate being his sanctimonious, scolding, old-maid self makes it — if possible — even worse.

Jeebus he is a sickening, degenerate, soulless, bought-and-paid-for DC insider hack. 

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Jane Hamsher

Jane Hamsher

Jane is the founder of Firedoglake.com. Her work has also appeared on the Huffington Post, Alternet and The American Prospect. She’s the author of the best selling book Killer Instinct and has produced such films Natural Born Killers and Permanent Midnight. She lives in Washington DC.
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