Senator Wyden's equivocation, while less blatantly self-serving and arrogant, is essentially born of the same motivation as Lieberman's...he's covering his own ass. If he tells Lieberman he won't support his independent bid, and Joe returns to Congress in 2007, relations between them might best be termed icy. So he's hedging his bets, pretending it's too soon to speculate on anything right now. But that's a dodge, Senator. The issue is not what happens during the process, it's respecting the process itself. I don't care if 3 people show up to the polls in August, if they vote for Lamont--or Tiny Tim, for that matter--their will should be done.This is not the first time we have been disappointed in Senator Wyden but as TJ points out even Hillary was able to say the right thing here.
Saturday, July 08, 2006
Wyden on Lieberman - CYA
Over at Loaded Orygun TJ reports that Ron Wyden seems to be unwilling to say he will support the winner of the Connecticut Democratic primary. As TJ says: