Jon Perr wrote a great piece yesterday about the Lieberman/Hagee deal and asked if Joe still believed Hagee was Moses. I guess we received our answer because Joe Lieberman has confirmed that he will speak at Pastor Hagee's big Summit after McCain disavowed him.
Sen. Joe Lieberman says he'll speak at a July conference hosted by Rev. John Hagee, whose endorsement was recently rejected by Republican John McCain because of Hagee's controversial remarks about religion.
Lieberman, one of presumed GOP presidential nominee McCain's strongest supporters, said Wednesday while Hagee's comments were unacceptable and hurtful, he will judge him on his life work fighting anti-Semitism and building bridges between Christians and Jews. Lieberman, I-Conn., will speak at Hagee's "Christians United for Israel" summit in Washington.
McCain last week repudiated the months-old endorsement by the preacher after an audio recording surfaced in which Hagee said God sent Adolf Hitler to help Jews reach the promised land.
Will the media jump all over him? And if not, why? Rabbi David Saperstein has a great piece posted in Newsweek asking other Jewish leaders to back off from supporting Hagee. So why is Lieberman still supporting Hagee after he hurt McCain's presidential run? He obviously knew about his extreme behavior and opinions for a very long time. Has Lieberman received funds from Pastor Hagee? I'd like someone to investigate that. <corrected>