Bush, Military Comments Delight Lamont; Lieberman Guarded
It probably wasn't how Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman wanted to begin his one-week countdown to Election Day. But his main rival, Ned Lamont, embraced the news of the day.
Growing numbers of military officers were reported Tuesday as now considering the idea of a hard deadline for troop withdrawals in Iraq, giving credence to a cornerstone of Lamont's campaign.
And President Bush stuck his nose in the race, praising Lieberman on Fox News' "Hannity & Colmes" for sticking to his guns on the war, a talking point Lamont was happy to exploit.
"Clearly, President Bush and Dick Cheney are out there campaigning for Joe Lieberman," Lamont said Tuesday. "They think it's a vote they can count on in a pinch."
"One man who stood by his decision is Joe Lieberman," Bush told Sean Hannity. "He understands the consequences. And the Democrat Party ran him out of the party because he stood on principle."
This is no surprise. Lieberman is "Stay the course!" kind of guy through and through, that is, when he is not flip-flopping like his clone Bush. It is Lieberman's unquestioning support for Bush policies that resulted in him being run out of the Dem party. What good are principles when they are that wrong? What is a surprise is that anyone might believe that Bush and Cheney are capable of thinking?
I mean, Bush and his supporters still haven't figured out that Kerry called Bush stupid... Not the soldiers.
Kerry said, "Education, you know, if you make the most of it, you study hard, you do your homework and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well. If you don't, you get stuck in Iraq." According to Kerry, he was referring to President Bush's poor preparation for the war, not the lack of education of members of the U.S. military.
And this is the best the GOP has as we are a week away from "National Kick The Republican Bums Out Day!" Attacking Senator Kerry has little to do with this national referendum on the GOP's failures in Iraq. Talk about grasping at a strawman...
The GOP campaign is running as smoothly as a Lada sputtering along on 2 cylinders in the wrong direction on a one way street this year...