'Recount': Lieberman Helps Sink Gore In 2000 Election

If you thought we needed another reason to consider Joe Lieberman a wanker---there is this. I watched HBO's movie called Recount the other day and it reminded me once again about his painful appearance on Meet the Press where he gets scared out of doing what was right and does everything he can during the Florida election scandal in 2000 to get Bush elected

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Lieberman: "My own point of view, if I was there, I would give the benefit of the doubt to ballots coming in from military personnel, generally," Mr. Lieberman said on NBC's "Meet the Press." Of the local canvassing boards, he said, "If they have the capacity, I'd urge them to go back and take another look, because again, Al Gore and I don't want to ever be part of anything that would put an extra burden on the military personnel abroad."

The conciliatory words came a day after Gov. George W. Bush's campaign and its surrogates accused the Democrats of a systematic campaign to have military votes, which are presumed to strongly favor Mr. Bush, thrown out, while some service members voiced anger at that possibility.

"We're getting kicked around for saying illegal votes are illegal votes," said a Democratic congressman from Florida. "The Republicans got a lot of illegal votes counted on Friday that never would have been let in before, and now we're the ones retreating? Incredible."

Telephone: Gore is going ballistic, what the hell just happened?

Klain: I think Joe Lieberman just entered the 2004 primaries. <correction> (h/t seth)

Thanks, Joe. Help John McCain all you want.

NY Times:

"We're getting kicked around for saying illegal votes are illegal votes," said a Democratic congressman from Florida. "The Republicans got a lot of illegal votes counted on Friday that never would have been let in before, and now we're the ones retreating? Incredible."


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