The Daily Sandwich

"We have to learn the lesson that intellectual honesty is fundamental for everything we cherish." -Sir Karl Popper

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Thursday, July 21, 2005

Loserman rides again. What a pity.

Even as several Democratic senators made a committment to stand strong in the face of GOP hot air and ensure a responsible and thorough confirmation hearing on Roberts, Dopey Joe went ahead and stepped right in it. Again.

I don't have a problem with Lieberman the Democratic Senator. I have a HUGE problem, however, with Lieberman giving Fox News more ammo than any other Democrat in the country (Zell Miller doesn't count-- he's a Fox employee caught stealing from his state). Can't somebody just tell the guy that he doesn't have to make mealy-mouthed statements about what nice guys the Republicans are every damn time they propose something?!?

A moderate Democratic senator who helped broker a deal over President Bush's judicial appointments said Thursday that Supreme Court nominee John Roberts doesn't seem to be the kind of right-wing candidate they feared the president would select.

Sen. Joseph Lieberman, one of 14 senators who helped avoid a confrontation over judges, said their message to Bush essentially was, "Don't send us an extremist that's going to blow the place up, and first look is that that's exactly what he has not done."

"In other words, he's sent us somebody that's got impressive academic and legal credentials and seems to have a record of personal honor," Lieberman said on the Don Imus radio show.

Lieberman, D-Conn., said his first impression of Roberts, who became a federal appeals court judge in 2003, is that "he's a decent guy." But he said it was too early to reach further conclusions.

It's not like anyone's asking, Lieberman. Can't you just keep your matzo hole shut for once, instead of talking about what great guys the far-righties are?