Thursday, August 10, 2006

Rove Calls Lieberman?

That's what ABC's George Stephanopoulos reports.

According to a close Lieberman adviser, the President's political guru, Karl Rove, has reached out to the Lieberman camp with a message straight from the Oval Office: "The boss wants to help. Whatever we can do, we will do."

LSB: This is a developing story – no independent confirmation just yet. If true, however, the brazenness with which the Repugs will screw with an election to get their person into office has just been raised.

1 comment:

AS said...

Dear Joe –

We all know what happened. Ned won. You lost. There’s not much else to the story. It’s how democratic elections work. We all know that you’re going to run as an “Independent Democrat” this fall, too. Speaking on behalf of Democrats and Americans everywhere, I ask you not to run in November. The citizens of Connecticut – and, to be honest, America – don’t want you. I can’t say it’s nothing personal, but you shouldn’t take it too hard; it’s politics, the game you have been playing for decades. For the greater good, I implore you to be a man and step down. Admit defeat. Do what you can in the Senate this term, and then, when the votes are counted in the big election, hand over power with dignity. This is American democracy, and it’s bigger than any individual pride/ambition/vanity issues you may have personally. You are a public servant, and you’re supposed to put on a good face for America and for the world. Instead, you are making us look like children. Be an adult, and an American citizen – not a selfish, power-hungry politician, looking only for personal power and ignoring the greater good. You must also aware of the tensions splitting the Democratic party right now; the Republicans are drooling over the fact that we can’t get along and how that’s going to give them Congress again this year. By running, you’re not helping the Democrats – you’re showing the Republicans and the world that Democratic politicians are petty and small. You’re showing the Americans that we have sore losers in our party, people unwilling to play by the rules, and that’s exactly what we don’t need right now. You’re what we don’t need right now.

In the 2000 election, you and Al lost, too. What did you do? You made friends with the winner. Why not make friends with Lamont, too? You’ve made a big deal of his amateur qualities. If he wins, help him get adjusted to Washington. Show him around. Get him a copy of Robert’s Rules, or loan him yours. Tell him where to find good coffee. Give him tips on which politicians are only out for themselves and who don’t care about America, and point out the few public servants who really do care for this country’s welfare so he can work with them. We all know you’ve been in the Senate for 18 years; you know Washington, so help him out a little.

But be a man, Joe – not a child. Admit defeat with dignity and courage, and look to the next phase of your private life. It’s what is best for us all.

An American Citizen