Sunday, August 06, 2006

Back to Rahm

At first I thought Emanuel couldn't have possibly really meant what he said, or at least that he couldn't have possibly meant to stick the shiv into Lieberman so deeply. But, as someone suggested in email he might be smartly planning to make lemonade out of Joe's lemons.

Rep. Rahm Emanuel (Ill.), chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, said Friday he is not worried about the fallout from the Senate primary on House races, arguing that the message from Connecticut is that anyone supporting Bush’s war policies is in deep trouble. “What’s playing out here is that being a rubber stamp for George Bush is politically dangerous to life-threatening,” he said.

If this is Rahm's plan, then Joe might find out that not only will his old friends disappear rather quickly, his primary loss might be the launching pad for the '06 campaign. Stand with Bush, and you lose.