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Lieberman Channels Cheney

Joe Lieberman is showing his true colors. Speaking at a campaign event in Waterbury, Connecticut on Thursday, Lieberman sounded like Edgar Bergen's Charlie, the ventriloquist dummy, sitting on Cheney's lap. Echoing the ugly baiting and defeatist claims that Cheney, Mehlman and the Republican hate machine are making not just about Lamont, but about Democrats in general, Lieberman said,"If we just pick up like Ned Lamont wants us to do, get out by a date certain, it will be taken as a tremendous victory by the same people who wanted to blow up these planes in this plot hatched in England. It will strengthen them, and they will strike again."

Once more, as the President's men turn war into poisonous partisan politics Joe Lieberman provides their echo and cover, not their challenge. So much for his supposed independence. He is once more an enabler, now of the ugliest form of politics. (And watch for Karl Rove and the RNC to pump money and campaign assistance into Lieberman's campaign--since they have no use for the Republican running against Lamont.)

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