August 08, 2006

Ol' Slow Joe

I just saw the story that Senator Lieberman's website was hacked--you know, for a bunch of folks who spend countless hours patting themselves on the back for their open-mindedness and acceptance and tolerance and love and peace and gigantically-brained intellectuality, the people who are doing their best to destroy the Democratic Party seem awful annoyed when it comes to allowing anyone to say anything with which they disagree.

Mr. Lieberman is a liberal. The fact that he has a reasoned and logical stance regarding the use of American force in Iraq or elsewhere in the fight to defeat terrorism that just happens to be similar to the views of people in the Republican Party shouldn't--in a sane world--mean that he should become a pariah to his political party. I doubt that I would agree with him on much of anything, but I believe I could guarantee you we could sit down and have a really good conversation over lunch, and I could leave feeling that it's good to be an American, and that I was glad I got to sit down and have a nice chat with him. Whether I agree with him or not, I think he's got scruples, and a backbone, which puts him ahead of far too many people in this country.

Whether he wins or loses today, I figure he can sleep at night, and that says a lot.

Posted by Terry Oglesby at August 8, 2006 12:55 PM

He's got "scruples"? The next thing you are going to tell me is that he masticates.

Posted by: Larry Anderson at August 8, 2006 01:15 PM

I don't know about that, but I HAVE heard that he's openly homo sapien.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at August 8, 2006 01:20 PM

Hey, I could actually go to that lunch! Him being a semi-regularly observant hebrew and all.

True story - Me & missus took a friend out for dinner for her birthday some years ago, to an expensive Japanese joint in Manhattan. In walks senator Joe, to great general acclaim. Including Lawn Guyland mamma in her 50s-60s (we hadn't moved out here yet) and says, not at all Sotto Voce "OH, Senatah Liebahman, We LOVE you, youah WONDAHFULL!" (imagine with Cawfee Tawk Mike Meyers voice.) Very Jewish NY sort of thing to happen.

(side funny - they did not take Visa, only Amex. Only place open with a cash machine was a supermarket with a broken cash machine. I bought an EXTREMELY expensive Snickers bar, and got enough cash back to go pay the bill)

Posted by: skinnydan at August 8, 2006 03:09 PM

He might have a lot of free time to visit with her some more if the crazies get their way. (How long did it take to go find a store willing to give you that much change!?)

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at August 8, 2006 03:21 PM

Less than you might think. The guy said right away "I can give you cash back, but you need to buy something." Hence the snickers bar.

Posted by: skinnydan at August 9, 2006 09:13 AM