Now that's just funny
You have to love the gumption of someone like this:
The party Sen. Joe Lieberman created to mount his independent re-election campaign has been seized by one of his critics, and the secretary of state's office said Wednesday that it won't challenge the takeover.
After the senator's Nov. 7 victory under the Connecticut for Lieberman Party banner, John Orman switched his party affiliation from Democrat to Connecticut for Lieberman and voted himself chairman.
Orman, a political science professor who ran briefly against Lieberman last year, said only critics, bloggers and anyone named Lieberman can join the party, which he said would be a watchdog of the senator's actions.
Speaking of gumption, I'd be remiss to not lose a little portion of my mind over the new talking point that DEMOCRATS need to be more bi-partisan, and not stuff bills with pork. That's the essential point of an Op/Ed written by President Bush (which is a bizarre sentence to write), arguing that "...exhorted Congress to 'end the dead of night process' of quietly tucking expensive pet projects into spending bills."
Continuing, "If the Congress chooses to pass bills that are simply political statements, they will have chosen stalemate," Bush wrote. "If a different approach is taken, the next two years can be fruitful ones for our nation. We can show the American people that Republicans and Democrats can come together to find ways to help make America a more secure, prosperous and hopeful society."
Of course, this is maddening because he's talking about actions the Republicans took every single day while they were in power, and never once did President Bush complain. Why should he have? It served his purpose then. No matter then that the Democrats were pushed to the side, arms twisted and opinions ignored -- because then, it was good for the White House.
Now, all of a sudden, the White House sees that working WITH the other party is the only way they can have a voice. What's sad is that this gets reported on as if it's news, and not blatant, pathetic hypocrisy.