Wednesday, August 09, 2006

The smooch that sealed Joe's fate

Pictured is the event that was probably the tipping point in Joe Lieberman's fortunes with the Democrats, the Buss From Bush (or "manly hug" as Joe described it -- "manly", haha -- anyone old enough to remember that Irish Spring commercial? "Manly, yes, but I like it too!")

I suppose it was a misguided attempt to look non-partisan gone horribly awry. And most likely a deliberate move on Bush's part; nobody does Divide & Conquer better than the Bush administration.

Now Lieberman's filed to run as an independent in November. Although 3rd parties tend to split the vote on the left (think Green), Lieberman might take more soft Republican than Democratic votes; people who are pro-war but sick of Bushco, but wouldn't vote Democrat. It might happen. If nothing else, it should make for an interesting race in November.