Wednesday, August 09, 2006

He's on a roll

I have officially gone from Joe Lieberman reminding me of Willy from ALF to Willy from ALF reminding me of Joe Lieberman.

But I have to say, Willy did more with a lousy script. Lieberman's speech sure brought back memories of his last notable concession speech:

With 97 percent of the precincts reporting, the vote was 39 percent for Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry, 26 percent for former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean, 12 percent for retired Gen. Wesley Clark, 12 percent for Rep. John Edwards, 9 percent for Lieberman...

Opening with his trademark "Is New Hampshire a great state or what?" Lieberman quickly segued into his interpretation of the primary results. "We are in a statistical tie for third place. For the past few days the national media has been reporting a four-way race, and that we weren't a part of it. But today the people of New Hampshire put me into the ring and that's where we're going to stay."

Less than a week later, he was gonzo.

Meanwhile, Dungeon Master Gilliard demonstrates that Ned Lamont caused more than Joe failing his saving throws against Jane Hamsher's killer attack poodles. As the pundits or quasi-reporter pundits like Candy Crowley push the meme of "wild-eyed crazy liberals" taking over, Kevin Drum notes that Hank Johnson defeated Cynthia McKinney in Georgia. McKinney did, however, give us the gift of YouTube material with a departing song.

BTW, I promised Atrios I'd be a good blogboy and not get him into trouble (though these bolded author headers are probably an extra precaution). That doesn't count for my own juvenile form of blogfascism, as Joe shows his appreciation for that Ann Coulter endorsement.

And one more thing, before I finally stop adding to this post. National Review's New Republic's Marty Peretz gives the "fantasy" spin of the day:

I was for Joe Lieberman. I wrote an article about the race between him and Ned Lamont in Monday's Wall Street Journal. It was not neutral. But, though it got plenty of attention in the blogs and on television, it did not, alas, help Joe very much. Worse can be said of Bill Clinton's stumping in Connecticut for Joe (and Hillary's endorsement, too.) When Clinton came into the state, Lieberman and Lamont were running dead even in the polls, more or less. Clinton's appearance began Lieberman's decline.

Delusions of wankers.