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Thursday, December 11, 2003

Posted by Tanstaafl
A Class Act, Betrayed (

Don't misunderstand me: Gore was under no obligation to endorse Lieberman. The two came to differ over the war in Iraq. Lieberman was very much for it, and Gore was very much against it. It is an important, overriding issue, and in politics it is the sort of thing that can rend alliances and even friendships.
But Gore owed Lieberman the courtesy of a call. The endorsement would still have carried punch if it had -- God forbid -- leaked prematurely. It would still have represented a repudiation of Lieberman -- not to mention many of the moderate positions Gore once stood for. For the sake of surprise, Gore -- and by association Dean -- showed how squalid politics can be.

I've had this feeling before.


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