Friday, January 12, 2007

Buyer's Remorse

How's that decision to back Lieberman workin' out for ya?
Making his umpteenth pitch to Congress to provide more security money for New York City, Mayor Michael Bloomberg stated the obvious when he said that money to defend against terrorism should be divvied up based on an assessment of risks, not “spread across the country like peanut butter.” After all, his testimony to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee echoed one of the key recommendations of the 9/11 Commission. The mayor estimated that more than $3 billion had been distributed in this lunatic way to date.

Unfortunately, the committee’s incoming chairman, Senator Joseph Lieberman, is partial to peanut butter. Mr. Lieberman, who won re-election last November as an independent with help from Mr. Bloomberg, continues to believe that every state, regardless of the risks or threats it faces, should be getting antiterrorism money. In negotiations with the House, Mr. Lieberman is seeking a “compromise” formula that preserves guaranteed minimums for relatively low-risk places like his home state of Connecticut. The minimums he wants well exceed the financing favored by the House, and cannot be justified on the basis of national security.

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Mr. Lieberman fought the odds, held his seat and got this chairmanship. Now it’s up to him to use the power responsibly.
Right. "Lieberman" and "responsibly" in the same sentence. On the other hand, maybe Joe just wants to make sure the Groton sub base has adequate protection. He just loves that sub base.

I hope you're pleased with your moderate, bipartisan, serious buddy, Mr. Bloomberg.

6 comments:

sunrunner said...

My personal take is that Lieberliar has stabbed so many "allies" in the back that it won't be long before his opportunistic ass is thrown under the bus by both flanks, the left and the right.

People like Bloomberg don't get where they are by being "nice."

And Joe didn't learn a thing from his brush with defeat in 2006. The thing which is so astounding about this is that a huge number of people in CT -- from the regular middle class to the rich and powerful -- are completely dependent upon the NYC economy. And spend most of their working hours in target rich areas of the city.

I think that he is positioning himself for a McCain-Lieberman ticket in '08.

Eli said...

I think Joe is going to end his term as the most unpopular Senator in CT history. The voters there are going to experience the same "WTF was I *thinking*??? remorse that the nation in general is experiencing about Dubya. Between this, his lying about his stance on the occupation, his support for The Surge, and (hopefully) revelations to come about his slush fund, and his lies about his website being hacked, he'll be lucky to get out alive.

I really, really hope he allies himself with McCain, because he would make McCain completely unelectable.

HopeSpringsATurtle said...

liarman is a tool.

Eli said...

And not a very sharp one.


(Whoa - "vulmmtwd".)

jenny from the blog said...

Heh. Lieberman finally jumped the shark this week. He was dead to me a long time ago, but now I think most mainstream dems can see what a disengenous creep he really is and really no self-respecting republican (oxymoron?) will tolerate him.

Can I get some butter with that toast?

Eli said...

I think McCain will end up as his only friend...