Wanker Of The Day

1 comment November 13th, 2008at 07:10am Posted by Eli

Lieberman Democrat Evan Bayh:

But one of two things will be likely to happen if we were to kick him out of his chairmanship. No. 1, he might very well decide to just resign from the Senate. You know, he probably would not want to be a person without a home, wandering the hallways without any influence of any kind. And Connecticut has a Republican governor, who would appoint a pure Republican to that seat, who would vote against the wishes of the president-elect and the Democratic caucus, you know, the vast, vast majority of the time. That’s No. 1.

No. 2, Lieberman, Joe Lieberman might decide to stay and be embittered. And what would happen there would be from time to time, we have close votes. You’ve been reporting on the Alaska race and the Minnesota race and the Georgia race. We could be at 58, 59, maybe even 60 votes. Every two or three or four months, there’s going to be a critically important vote, very close, every vote will count. And it might come down to one vote.

Now, if Senator Lieberman has a strong view, he’ll vote his conscience, but if he’s conflicted, frankly, you know, doesn’t really know what to do, and we’ve exacted revenge on him, I suspect we could probably expect the same in return.

(…)

And I honestly think — you know, look, we can take away his chairmanship. That’s something we have the right to do. What you will have at that point is either someone who may very well resign or someone who’s embittered, and if, you know, all else being equal, might not be with us on some of these key votes. I honestly think we have a better chance to get unity for the kind of policies that you would probably support, most Democrats would probably support, if we try and have some reconciliation here rather than resorting to revenge right off the bat. You always have that option if things don’t seem to be working out very well.

So let me get this straight: Bayh is saying that Lieberman should keep his chairmanship because he has no integrity or character? And that Joe will only stab Democrats in the back if he’s punished? I have no idea what evidence Bayh is basing this on.

Entry Filed under: Democrats,Lieberman,Politics,Wankers

1 Comment

  • 1. bdr  |  November 13th, 2008 at 8:19 pm

    I’m thinking/writing about this now: why would Obama want to make the first news-cycle driven partisan fight (which it is) of his pre-presidency?

    If all works out, in November 2010 they can drum his ass out of the corps, but he’s not worth the fight he clearly wants to have.

    Hell, strip him of his chairmanship in February.


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