Joe Lieberman Is a Little Bitch (Brief Version):
Annoying as it is, it's not surprising that Senator Joseph Lieberman is supporting the President's escalation of the Iraq war with all the breathless enthusiasm of a Kansas drag queen on her first visit to Fire Island. We knew that going in: Lieberman wants to kill more Americans because of his do or die support for...well, we're not supposed to say why because it offends delicate sensibilities, but, shhh, let's just whisper that the reason rhymes with "Jizzreal." Still and all, on Iraq, it's simply the same old sigh of "oh, look, Lieberman's blowin' the President while gettin' a reacharound from McCain."
Back in April 2006, Lieberman was all about the outrage and investigatory power of his minority position on the Homeland Security committee, issuing his mighty report of governmental fucktardery in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. And Lieberman acted like a big tough Democrat for a moment in accusing the White House of stonewalling on documents, of silencing witnesses, and of general suppression of information that might, you know, demonstrate how incompetent these incompetent boobs really are.
Now Lieberman's in the proverbial fuckin' catbird seat, chair of the committee, with a whole bunch of slavering Democrats and liberated Republicans ready to throw down with the administration, with subpoena power behind him, and what does he do? He acts like a little bitch. Says Newsweek, "Lieberman has decided not to pursue the material, according to Leslie Phillips, the senator’s chief committee spokeswoman. 'The senator now intends to focus his attention on the future security of the American people and other matters and does not expect to revisit the White House’s role in Katrina,' she told Newsweek. "
That's right: the Katrina disaster doesn't even rise to the level of "other matters." Much has been made about how much power Lieberman wields as a potential jumper from one party to the next. But much more needs to be made of his little bitch tendencies - the way he pisses himself whenever he can actually confront the bigger dogs, and not just act tough when he's yipping behind the fence.