October 31st, 2008 12:10 EST
Joe Lieberman Disses Sarah Palin
"Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT), a campaign surrogate of Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), gave a surprising statement over the weekend about what he thought about Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.
Replying to a question from The Stamford Advocate during a conference call on Friday, Lieberman said of Palin, `Thank God she`s not going to have to be president from day one. McCain`s going to be alive and well.`
He added, `Let`s hope she never has to be ready because we hope McCain is elected and live out his term,` Lieberman said. `But if, God forbid, an accident occurs or something of that kind, she`ll be ready. She`s had executive experience. She`s smart. And she will have had on-the-job training.`"
Sen. John McCain`s first choice to be his running mate was Sen. Joe Lieberman, but his high-level campaign staffers convinced him that selecting the pro-choice senator would not play well with the base. In a desperate, cynical, and reckless move McCain opted for Sarah Palin, a born again conservative beloved by the base,
but who`s the least qualified and experienced vice-presidential candidate in history.
Lieberman sprinkles his speeches and comments with references to the deity, but that doesn`t impress evangelicals because the Jewish senator doesn`t believe in the deity of Jesus Christ.
When McCain announced his incomprehensible decision, Lieberman, Romney, Ridge and all the other rejected vice-presidential suitors praised the selection of Palin. It was quite a spectacle, none of these statesmen had the guts to say that the empress wasn`t wearing any clothes.
But in a moment of candor Lieberman finally revealed his true feelings about Palin to a reporter from the Stamford Advocate.
Lieberman isn`t a prophet, if the senile McCain manages an upset he could very well croak on his first day in office. It`s presumptuous of Joe the sanctimonious prig to thank God that Palin won`t have to be president from day one.
Palin has executive experience, but so does a Burger King manager. If Palin has to assume the presidency after only a few days after the inauguration, it would be an unqualified disaster for America.
The most important qualification for a vice-president is to be ready to be president on DAY ONE. If a vice-president needs on-the-job training, it`s proof that the top of the ticket made a horrible choice.
Holy Joe should be ashamed of himself by putting party loyalty and friendship over what`s good for America. Lieberman knew that Palin was woefully unprepared to be vice-president, but he still praised her to high heaven when McCain announced her as his running mate.