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Thursday, June 15, 2006

Cut and run Joe

From Firedoglake (Graphic by FXQ).

Oh how quickly things change. Holy Joe on April 11, 2006:

If I wanted to run as an independent, I would do it today. I don’t. I’m a Democrat. I want to run as a Democrat. I expect, with some confidence increasing as I talk to delegates, that I will be the Democratic nominee and I will win the primary.

And today:

Lieberman’s campaign contends that it’s focused only on winning the Aug. 8 primary, but the Democrat has not ruled out petitioning his way onto the November ballot as part of a backup plan to secure a fourth term in the Senate.

"I am not going to close out any options," the senator recently told reporters.

Frankly he can’t leave the party fast enough for me. He makes Democrats look like weak-kneed, flip-flopping, opportunistic, treacherous little toadies and his continued presence in the party is a huge PR hurdle.

So true.