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Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Lieberman Rumors

I had heard this on Thom Hartmann this morning and I did pay much attention to it.
Lieberman as next Attorney General?
That's what Marjorie Cohn is saying on The Thom Hartmann Show. The talk started a few hours ago, from what they're saying. (not that it didn't occur to any of us earlier, but it's going around now) Per Cohn:
  • It would stop the Senate investigations dead in their tracks.
  • It would guarantee a Senate confirmation.
  • It would change the balance of power in the Senate, in favor of the Republicans.
  • And it smells of Karl Rove.
I didn't really pay that much attention to it because while it would be a plus for the Bush administration I really can't see Lieberman giving up another five and half years in the Senate for 16 months as AG.

GOTTALAFF has another rumor I have heard before that while it's crazier might make more sense.
This came up much later in the show. The next scary thought, after Lieberman's new AG status, was that Cheney would resign from the VPresidency (health issues, of course) at some point, and Lieberman would be brought in. That would set him up for a run for President.
Yes it's far-fetched, as Hartmann acknowledged. But we've all been floored by every other seemingly impossible scenario that this insane bunch has brought to fruition.
Yes this has pluses for Lieberman and the Bush administration. Joe is a poor Cheney Clone and would fit right in. The Rethuglicans are not too happy with any of their choices for president at the moment and Joe's ego might be just inflated enough to make him feel he could win.

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