Tuesday, May 27, 2008


I couldn't finish watching Recount Sunday night on HBO. After the "felons list" scene, I realized that I already knew how this thing ended, and seeing it through was like watching a runaway freight train bearing down on someone chained to the track. I have not reached anything resembling closure with my feelings about the 2000 presidential race. I don't think I will ever stop being angry over the theft of that election.

That having been said, if Gore had not had the election stolen from him, this person would in all likelihood be the Democratic Party's nominee in the 2008 presidential race.

Senator Joseph Lieberman is scheduled to headline Pastor John Hagee's 2008 Christians United For Israel Washington-Israel Summit this July 22. In accepting Hagee's invitation, Lieberman became the most senior elected representative confirmed to appear at the annual gala. Last year, when Lieberman spoke at Hagee's summit, he compared the Texas televangelist to the biblical prophet Moses, dubbing him "an Ish Elochim," or "a man of God." Unless he rescinds his pledge to appear at this year's summit, Lieberman can be expected to deliver another soul-stirring tribute.

Hagee's vitriolic condemnation of Catholicism, his jeremiad declaring Hurricane Katrina divine punishment for New Orleans' hosting of a "homosexual rally," and his generally disturbing apocalyptic theology became national news last February when John McCain accepted his endorsement in a widely publicized ceremony.

While initially resisting pressure to reject Hagee's endorsement, McCain finally ended his relationship with Hagee when a sermon by the preacher describing the Holocaust as the will of God registered on the mainstream media's radar[.]
Were the eight years of destruction that America and the world endured under Bush II worth being spared the presidency of Joe Lieberman? I honestly don't know.

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