In the political world, former Senator Joe Lieberman is also a rumored possibility to take the job, in part because he could help make a possibly contentious Senate confirmation process a bit easierOkay, I realize that it's the job of rumor mongers to . . . you know, monger rumors. But:
If Obama puts Lieberman – the same Lieberman who was the first Democrat [sic] to step into the well of the Senate and board the Clinton penis train, the same Lieberman who would have been gloriously unknown outside his home state had not Al Gore decided to run for president in 2000 by running away from Clinton (thus giving Holy Joe an undeserved elevation to national prominence for which Gore has yet to atone, thirteen years later), the same Lieberman who never missed a chance to go on the Sunday talk shows and threaten to derail whatever consensus his party had struggled to achieve in the previous week, the same Lieberman who never saw a chance for getting America into another war that didn't make him tingle all up and down his thighs – up for DHS head, it will confirm my steadily-increasing conviction that Obama doesn't see his job as fixing what's wrong with America, but rather as presiding over and softening the blow of our growing national awareness that we can't have nice things anymore.
See also: No More Mister Nice Blog.