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One of these wishes he could quit the other.Here is a Hot Scoop via our nation’s secret spy network, CSPAN: one of the main guys from John McCain’s VP vetting committee spilled salacious details on how and why Joe Lieberman did not get to be John McCain’s Sarah Palin.

Remember when Joe Lieberman gave his speech at the Republican National Convention, and it was supposed to be so awesome because here was a Democrat “speaking truth to power” or whatever but then it turned out that Republicans despised him as much as Democrats did? Your editor was nursing a delicious Boddington’s at the Liffey and watching the television screens as Lieberman gummed his way through his “Barack Obama is a fine young man” speech and no joke, you could feel the icy chill emanating from the convention floor a block away.

So, number one, John McCain could not make Lieberman his running mate because he and Lindsey Graham were the only two Republicans on the planet who actually liked Vinegar Joe.

But number two, according to A.B. Culvahouse, was the fact that many states wouldn’t allow it.

“Five states have sore loser statutes…[making] it very difficult for someone who’s not a member of the Republcian party to become the vice presidential nominee if they only switch parties to become a Republican shortly before the convention,’ Culvahouse said in public remarks at the Republican National Lawyers Association annual meeting aired on C-SPAN.

Institutional antisemitism is just so ugly.

Rather than risk a Supreme Court case over Lieberman’s eligibility to run as VP, McCain instead went with the unknown hillbilly glamazon Sarah Palin and, as we all remember so fondly, got elected in a landslide.

Why McCain-Lieberman wasn’t an option (legally speaking) [Jonathan Martin on Ben Smith’s Blog]

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  1. Actually it could be institutional anti-semitism. It is a well-known fact that Lieberman has always had an “innie” so he could never be circumcised. He is only technically Jewish and remains in the faith due to the entertaining wife monologues enjoyed by all Jewish males.

  2. to say nothing of the “jowl-limits for a single presidential ticket” laws that would’ve prevented it in 17 states (including indiana, north carolina, virginia, michigan, florida, and ohio)–all states that mccain won.

  3. God, I love the institutionalized two party system. I’m just thankful that the Democrats and Republicans together encompass all possible ideological stances and opinions.

  4. We should thank our Founding Fathers for creating a document that ensure that over two-hundred years after the country’s founding, we should be given the epic hilarity that is Sarah Palin and the Palin family. God bless the United States.

  5. [re=293281]Tommy Says Soooo, Jugdish![/re]: You mean he’s got a vagina? Own or Rent? In any case, no jew born before 1980 was allowed to have a birth certificate (before then it was constitutional law that all jews were born from miscegenation, meaning they are extra-terrestrial and gay).

  6. “Rather than risk a Supreme Court case over Lieberman’s eligibility to run as VP, McCain instead went with the unknown hillbilly glamazon Sarah Palin and, as we all remember so fondly, got elected in a landslide.”

    Somebody watches Monday Night Raw.

  7. [re=293286]AnnieGetYourFun[/re]: Wow, I don’t know if Joe could have topped Palin for sheer entertainment value.

    No, Lieberman would only do it for votes or campaign funding. Regardless of how entertaining it might be.

  8. Actually, Lieberman has the requirements to be a perfect Republican VP. While he can’t see Russia from his house, he can see New York, which we all know is full of communist.

  9. They’d have missed out on all that good, clean Christian tingling only righteous, conservative, god fearing men enjoy when she straps on her six inch stilettos and preaches the word of the Lord.(amen)
    Also
    Joe only reads Hebrew, so he probably couldn’t have answered Katys questions either.

  10. [re=293297]Hooray For Anything[/re]: Plus our Founding Fathers spared us the Kissinger and Schwarzenegger presidencies. Compared to the three-fifths rule, this seems brilliant.

  11. Padon my german (or lack thereof), but isn’t

    “lieber” = “rather”
    +
    “mann” = “man”

    mean’s Joe’d rather (have) a man?

    And if he can’t have a man,
    he’ll settle for Lindsey Graham
    (a male humanoid).

  12. Liebe is love. Since German has three genders, they conjugate it.
    Hence German Porno.
    You can actually watch them, watching the clock while their having sex, they must be in a union or something. All I know is not very erotic listening to some three hundred pound women bellow
    ” Schell! Schnell! Seine fritzel ist immer mein Kuche!”
    at least for me, anyway.
    Might put a smile on Joes face though.

  13. [re=293455]dijetlo[/re]: ” Schell! Schnell! Seine fritzel ist immer mein Kuche!” ??

    Ring, quick, the putz is gone. Come enjoy the coochie ???

  14. Ok, leaving aside for a minute the essential mootness (mootidity? mootitude?) of the question and the fact that on no planet that I can think of would the GOP would have ever permitted Lieberman on the ticket, so what? Wouldn’t it just mean that McCain would appear alone on the ballot in some states? Do votes for VP actually count for anything?

  15. [re=293297]Hooray For Anything[/re]: Thanks too to Abe Lincoln. Without him, Seward never would have been Secretary of State, and we never would’ve purchased Alaska from the Ruskies, and we never would’ve heard of Sarah Palin or Levi Johnston or the rest of that crowd.

  16. I hope it is costing Mooselini a fortune to advertise her PAC on here. If we click on it does Wonkette get more dough? Do we get cooties or VD?

  17. [re=293528]Accordion-o-rama[/re]: [re=293627]davesnothere[/re]: [re=293684]dijetlo[/re]: Oh hell, my complete ignorance of german is obvious, but I’m sure that MY translation is what Hadassah Lieberman says to the gardener every day, after Joe heads off to capitol hill to look out for his constituents in Tel Aviv.

  18. [re=293411]NunnaTheSOBs[/re]: Joseph = Jehovah increases. Lieber = loved. Man = man.

    In other words, Joseph Lieberman means God wants moar of teh geyz.

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