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Monday, August 07, 2006

Lanny Davis talks out of his ass in defending Lieberman remark

Did anyone catch Lanny Davis on Meet the Press yesterday defending his pal Joe Lieberman?

First, let's read Joe's famous speech about Democrats who criticize the President (notice the part in bold).
It's time for Democrats who distrust President Bush to acknowledge that he will be the commander in chief for three more critical years and that in matters of war, we undermine presidential credibility at our nation's peril.

Now, read (and watch) as Davis thinks he can takes us for fools.

First let's read his spin...
MR. DAVIS: Absolutely not. The proof is in the pudding; he has criticized President Bush repeatedly for his inept handling of this war, for the lack of body armor, for the lack of the buildup with allies supporting the war. He's actually said in 2003, "If I were president, I'd replace Donald Rumsfeld." It is ludicrous to suggest that Joe Lieberman is against dissent in war. I was with Joe Lieberman in 1968 when he supported Robert Kennedy against an incumbent president. That comment was made about exploiting the war politically. He was referring as well to Republicans trying to use the war on terrorism for election purposes. That's really the misconstruction of his comment. I think if he had to do it all over again, he wouldn't have used those words.


Now, you're saying to yourself "are you kidding me" but wait, it's better if you watch him lie with a straight face.