So yesterday while describing how Joe Lieberman was essentially lying his arse off, Village denizen extraordinaire Anne Korblut still appeared to call Joe Lieberman’s multiple contradictory stands, COURAGEOUS. Because after all, what is more courageous in American history than taking on us dirty effing hippies with our long history of war opposition, peaceful marches, and fabulous meatless lasagna recipes?
Of course, I’m not employed by the Washington Post, which might explain it, but I’m pretty sure “Courageous” doesn’t mean what Anne Kornblut thinks it means. The following is a paraphrase but i believe it captures the essence of Kornblut’s channeling of Lieberman:
Anne Kornblut: Courage! What makes an uninsured laborer go out every day to labor? Courage! What makes an old man struggle against constant pain? Courage! What helps a young woman conquer breast cancer and work off her uninsured debts the rest of her days? Courage. What makes a rape victim leave their house? Courage! What makes heart attack victim in debt not lose faith in their country? Courage! Who takes Chemotherapy though expensive each shot after having to put Blue Cross in the position to say what’s covered and what’s not? What have they got that Joe Lieberman ain’t got?
Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Woodsman and about 80 percent of the nation: Courage!
Anne Kornblut: Oh, you kids and your dictionaries!
But fear not, I’m sure somehow Joe Lieberman’s non-brave brand of courage will still somehow leave him rewarded.