Tuesday, November 18, 2008

A little challenge for you - Updated

Yeah, I didn't think you could.

Oh, the criticism extends to President-Elect Make-Nicey-Nice too. If you thought this blog was going to be 100% supportive of any leader you were sadly mistaken. WTF was he thinking?

OK, maybe he was thinking along the lines of Howard Dean:
"You know, the desire of revenge is great, of course. But the truth is public policy doesn't run on revenge very well," he said. "And when you see the trouble this country has gotten into in terms of foreign policy, where Bush basically ran a foreign policy based on petulance because he was mad at, for example, Mexico, for abstaining on the Security Council when the Iraq War came up, if you have to actually run the country, it is best not to do it based on feeling of anger towards your enemies."

"My point of view is that Barack won," Dean said. "He can afford to be magnanimous. And if we happen to win both recounts and Georgia, Joe is the 60th vote. And the truth is -- and I certainly don't have to defend Joe Lieberman because, you know, we have an interesting history -- but the fact is, he does vote 90 percent of the time with the Democrats. And no, he shouldn't have said all those things. But why not clean the slate? Why not start all over again? Why not allow him to vote with us on the 90 percent of the stuff? He will be a good vote on climate change -- and this matters. He may be a good vote on election reform, which I hope we will get to. So, you know, he may end up - though it is a little against the odds -- he may end up being the vote that allows us to conduct business when Mitch McConnell decides we shouldn't."

Thanks to First Amendment for the quote.

I may calm down. But I still think he should not chair Homeland Security.
--the BB


Grandmère Mimi said...

Yeah. WTF?

FranIAm said...

I loathe Joe as much as the next guy, but I think that there is (sadly political) wisdom in this.

I don't like it, but I get it.