Friday, November 7, 2008

Joe Lieberman May Have More Clout...When Out

Senator Joe Lieberman (Independent-Connecticut) met with majority leader, Harry Reid (Nevada), today on Capital Hill to discuss Lieberman's fate. Both are mulling over their options, however, the truth is simply...Lieberman doesn't need them. Oh, sure he won't be invited to as many parties and he has to tolerate chides, but he may just have the sweetest gig in all of Washington. His words are certainly music to many American's ears: "As you all know, the people of Connecticut were good enough to re-elect me to the United States Senate in 2006 as an independent. And so I have tried since then to view the decisions that I make here in the Senate not through a partisan lens, but rather from the perspective of what I believe is right and best for my country and my state. We have just finished an historic election. As you know, I decided in that election that partisanship should take a back seat to doing what, in this case, I believed was best for our country." Lieberman has transcended typical Washington expectations by triumphing over the restrictive aspects of being just a member of a party. Literally he has "morphed" into America's ideal candidate. Now, the Democrats want to think they have the upper hand on this one, but I would like to offer a word of caution. Joe Lieberman will add credibility to any legislation (either side of the aisle) needed to be passed. He can mediate between parties with more hope of successful compromise. Additionally, his "independent status" doesn't leave either party (Democratic or Republican) vulnerable should they want a topic broached...and he be willing to fight for the cause. Yes, Joe's status (and influence) just may be the bane of the Democrats. We can only pray that other politicians will follow his example, especially since they have all (Democrats and Republicans alike) been weak life-forms in their stewardship of America. Joe Lieberman may well be the first "Super Senator"!


Zanne Booker 11-07-08

Note: Even seemingly nice people can be unseemly characters. You need look no further than the U.S. Senate.