Monday, March 11, 2013

The unforgiving minute: A net gain in intelligence for think tanks on both the right and the left

An old joke, sure, but no one here apologizes for digging deep into the classics when something like this happens, as it was inevitably bound to do:
Former Sen. Joe Lieberman is joining the conservative think tank American Enterprise Institute, the organization announced Monday.

Lieberman — Al Gore’s vice presidential running mate in 2000 and a Democratic presidential candidate in 2004 — will co-chair AEI’s American Internationalism Project, an effort to rebuild a bipartisan consensus about big foreign policy questions.
Ah, yes. Droopy Joe Lieberman, former Democratic Senator who was completely unelectable in the Nutmeg State without the strong support of Republicans, a man whose idea of <airquotes>bipartisanship</airquotes> is to hear the latest Democratic initiative and then rush to the nearest microphone to sell it out.

And just as inevitably, it would be Politico that would break the news, wouldn't it?

To take liberties with another old political joke, it'll be interesting to see how much conservatives like Lieberman now that he's inside the tent pissing in.

As much as I've admired Al Gore's post-2000 work, he still must atone for elevating this little weasel to national notice.

Minute's up.

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