I wrote a story in March noting just how ubiquitous Joe Lieberman had become in McCainworld. If anything, he's become even more prominent in the campaign since, holding conference calls to carry the campaign message and appearing at his friend's side all over the country, including last Thursday at a nationally-televised town hall meeting in New York.
It remains a longshot, but Lieberman's name has been popping up as a veep prospect. It almost has a Cheney-esque quality to it: you look around and then pick the guy who has been right in front of you all along. And people who know McCain say that if he were liberated to pick whoever he wanted, politics aside, he'd love to tap his pal Joe.
The problem, of course, is that there would be blowback.
"The political consensus is that McCain couldn't get away with either, and he knows it," wrote Bob Novak in his Saturday column about McCain's inclination to look at both Lieberman and the pro-choice Tom Ridge.
Yeah, bring it on. I think this ass clown has spent so much time parking behind John McCain's ass that nobody would consider him a Democrat with a big "D."
Dems are sick of him, Republicans won't trust him. Personally, I think it'd be the best thing that could happen to the ticket... for Obama.
Another Republican for Barack!