Thursday, August 24, 2006

BETTER LATE THAN NEVER It took a while, but someone at The Times finally realized that readers deserved to know about the nuttiest comments Sen. Joe Lieberman (Lieberman-CT) made during his Tuesday appearance on Glenn Beck's radio show:
During that interview, Mr. Beck said that invading Iraq on the basis of a perceived threat of weapons of mass destruction was a "nice side benefit" but that the broader goal was to "go and pop the head of the snake in Iran."

"I don't think anybody had the courage or could actually come out and say that with world politics the way they are," Mr. Beck added.

Mr. Lieberman responded: "Well, you're right. And I think if I fault the administration for anything before the war--because I think we did the right thing in going in to overthrow Saddam--it's that they oversold the WMD part of the argument."
This is now Ned Lamont's race to lose. If he isn't able to exploit Lieberman's kooky blunder, he will have no one to blame but himself.

UPDATE: Elsewhere, The Times finally notes that the word "macaca" is indeed a racial slur--a full week after this was common knowledge to anyone paying close attention.

What is today--make-up day?

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