Sunday, March 23, 2008
what else can i say:
Via Jane Hamsher, the Connecticut newspaper Day says it's sorry for endorsing Joe Lieberman:
When The Day endorsed Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman for re-election in November 2006 it was supporting a candidate who demonstrated a history of pragmatic leadership and a willingness to seek bipartisan solutions.

We wonder what happened to that senator.

Sen. Lieberman's open-ended commitment to military involvement in Iraq comes as no surprise. The senator made it clear when running for re-election that was his position. Sen. Lieberman wants the United States military to remain in Iraq until the war is won, whatever that means. It conflicts with this newspaper's position that the time has come for a gradual withdrawal of U.S. forces.
Similarly, I'd like to apologize for spending four years working for The New Republic. What was I thinking? They don't even pay well.

Lieberman should welcome this editorial. Ever since the Lamont primary victory, he's cultivated the seed of purest neoconservatism: a politics of resentment. Jacob Heilbrunn explains in They Knew They Were Right how neoconservatives sublimate the first-order questions of politics or policy to the intellectually evasive question of what The Enemy thinks -- not, say, al-Qaeda, but liberals. Whatever the State Department thinks (or is imagined to think), they're against that, and damn the merits of the case. Now Lieberman has yet another enemy: the squishes at the Day. Hooray for him! His decline into noxious paranoia can proceed apace.
--Spencer Ackerman