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Joe Lieberman Will Support McCain's Choice For Judges. Ignores His Own Vote Against Alito

Joe Lieberman was squiring yesterday on CNN when Wolf Blitzer called him out on his support for the types of judges his good pal and the man that he

Joe Lieberman was squiring yesterday on CNN when Wolf Blitzer called him out on his support for the types of judges his good pal and the man that he's supporting to be president, John McCain would choose. That's a very big issue with all of us and Lieberman knows it all too well since he voted against Alito in the first place. A judge that McCain loves by the way. Blitzer played the video of his negative opinion on the newest conservative activist judge which caused Joe to weave around the issue. He says he'd have to wait and see who McCain nominates. What a joke. McCain has promised more Alito's so is he saying that McCain will screw his conservative base? I think not. (transcript via CNN)

LIEBERMAN: I am left with profound concerns that Judge Alito would diminish the Supreme Court's role as the ultimate guarantor of individual liberty in our country.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

BLITZER: All right. So looking ahead, as you know, the next president could name two, maybe three Supreme Court justices, could have an impact for 30 years, maybe longer.

Are you confident in the justices that Senator McCain would nominate? Or would you be more confident in the kinds of judges that Senator Obama might nominate?

LIEBERMAN: Well, I guess I'd have to wait and see who they nominated. But...

BLITZER: Because this is a big issue for a lot of voters out there.

LIEBERMAN: Look, it's a big issue for me. I'm a lawyer. I'm a former attorney general. Let me tell you what I think about Senator McCain.

The two Supreme Court justices that were nominated after that bipartisan agreement were Roberts and Alito. I voted for Roberts. I thought that he was extraordinarily able and would be a man of independent judgmen

Holy Joe just loves Roberts. Wonderful, then he must love Alito too. He's a total sell out to the Republican party. Lieberman should just start protesting with James Dobson against stem cell research. Unfortunately---Wolf didn't ask the correct follow up question after Joe tried to get "his bearings" on the question because McCain just gave a big "Wingnut judge" speech to try and attract the angry right wing conservative activist base.

McCain reminded the group that he had supported the nomination even of very conservative judges such as Pryor and Janice Rogers Brown. He lavished praise on Chief Justice John Roberts and Alito who, he said, “were serving with such distinction on our Supreme Court.”

Blitzer only had to ask Lieberman to comment on John's recent pitch and say that McCain was promising to nominate another Alito so there is no "let's wait and see." He promised to put another extremist on the bench, right Joe? What could he have said to that?

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