Joe Lieberman

  • Lieberman won’t be lunching with Dems for a while

    The fallout from Sen. Joe Lieberman’s (I-Conn.) speech at the Republican National Convention continues back in Washington. Not only is there talk that the former Democratic vice presidential nominee might lose his chairmanship of the Homeland Security Committee, but now Lieberman has decided that he shouldnt be attending the weekly Democratic caucues or the biweekly… More ▸

  • “Thank God for Joe Lieberman”

    Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-S.C.) just finished up his speech at the convention, which was mostly a paen to John McCain’s support of the surge. But he added that “one Democrat broke from his party and supported the surge. Thank God for Joe Lieberman.” If the Democrats end up one senator short of a 60-vote majority… More ▸

  • At RNC, foreign policy on stage, and in the margins

    Not a lot of foreign policy in Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s vice-presidential acceptance speech on Wednesday night at the Republican Party convention in St. Paul, but what little there was nodded to pro-Israel concerns about her thin resume. (Palin met with officials of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee on Tuesday.) Lots of red meat… More ▸

  • Hadassah Lieberman: Not a Republican, but backing McCain

    Like her husband, Hadassah Lieberman is backing John McCain. And on Monday afternoon she was the featured speaker at the Republican Jewish Coalition National Women’s Committee fund-raiser and fashion show. But, she insisted to JTA, that doesn’t mean she’s become a Republican. A global ambassador for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Lieberman said… More ▸

  • If a shawl falls at Nieman Marcus and no reporter sees it…

    Sorry kids. No breathless-yet-uncomprehending reports on the fashion/silent auction/luncheon on Monday hosted by the Republican Jewish Coalition’s National Women’s Committee and starring Hadassah Lieberman (Joe’s wife). (Ecru? Isn’t that a European currency?) The RJC closed the event, at the Nieman Marcus in downtown Minneapolis, to press at the last minute. The shutout comes as the… More ▸

  • McCain rally scheduled for motzei Shabbos

    With the media buzzing interminably about John McCain’s still unnamed (and reportedly undecided) running mate, Michael Cooper of the New York Times found meaning in the timing of a campaign rally on Saturday: It turns out that the Saturday rally in Senator John McCain’s roll-out tour of a vice-presidential running mates will take place in… More ▸

  • Polling for Joe L.?

    Blogger Atrios reports polling that suggests John McCain isn’t just kidding when he says he’s considering Joe Lieberman as a running mate. More ▸

  • Political Tidbits: Obama has Joe, shouldn’t McCain get one too?

    William Kristol makes the case for the McCain-Lieberman ticket. And Joe makes the case for a vow of silence. The New York Sun wonders if Barack Obama is taking the Empire State for granted. A blind rabbi and a Chinese Jew running for Congress walk into a Democratic convention. Madonna goes Hitler on McCain. …… More ▸