Posted by E!!
on September 09, 2008
You may have heard the rumors that Reid banned Lieberman from all future Democratic caucus lunches and Tupperware parties? Apparently not true:
Washington, DC—Jim Manley, spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, made the following statement today regarding false reports that Senator Joe Lieberman is excluded from Democrats’ future weekly caucus lunches:
“While it is no secret that the Democratic caucus is disappointed in Senator Lieberman’s attacks on Senator Obama, the irresponsible report that Senator Lieberman has been excluded from caucus meetings is completely untrue. Senator Lieberman has chosen to not attend Democratic caucus lunches, and that is his choice.”
Truly a shocker that Lieberman would want to avoid bruncheons with his BFF Harry Reid…
Best Fred Thompson line:
To deal with these challenges the Democrats present a history-making nominee for president. History-making in that he is the most liberal, most inexperienced nominee to ever run for President.
Best Joe Lieberman line:
Senator Obama is a gifted and eloquent young man who can do great things for our country in the years ahead. But eloquence is no substitute for a record — not in these tough times.
(My thanks to Rich Lowry for posting them verbatim on the Corner so I could cut and paste; I knew he would.)
Posted by E!!
on August 21, 2008
, Washington D.C.
National Review Online editor-at-large Jonah Goldberg just emailed me to point out that Reid could screw Lieberman on committee assignments, seniority, etc.
(I suppose Lieberman might prefer a broken leg or two to being shut down in the Senate…)
One of today’s Roll Call alerts leads with this opener: “With the controversy surrounding Sen. Joe Lieberman (ID-Conn.) speaking at the GOP presidential convention and his name being floated as a potential GOP running mate, Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) maintains that there will be no consequences for the Independent-Democrat.”
What “consequences” would there BE…?
Does this mean Reid has called off his privately funded band of mercenary thugs? Or changed his mind about bribing a Senate dining room server to poison Lieberman’s lunch?
And is this anything like Jack Nicholson’s order (in the film A Few Good Men) that Private So-and-So was “not to be harmed”?