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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Forgiving Lieberman

It was helpful to read this summary in Time:


Yet Obama wasn't just acting out of bipartisan good will. In supporting Lieberman's continued inclusion in the Democratic caucus, he may have effectively defanged his toughest potential opponent in the Senate Democratic caucus. If Lieberman is anything, as he proved with John McCain, he's loyal — and now he owes Obama a big one.

And then I saw Harry Reid's press conference after the vote:


When asked what his message is to Democrats who are still angry at Lieberman, the Democratic leader responded, "I would defy anyone to be more angry than I was... but I also believe that you look at the problems we face as a nation, is this the time we walk out of here saying, 'Boy did we get even.'?"



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