28 August 2008

Karl Rove Aims to Stop McCain / Lieberman Ticket

According to Politico's scoop, Rove quietly phoned Senator Joe Lieberman to ask him to "withdraw his name from vice presidential consideration." Lieberman declined Rove's suggestion, as you might expect. Should Lieberman be McCain's pick, however, you can expect the GOP to suffer unspeakable fits of outrage over Lieberman's stance on social issues (e.g., abortion).

A McCain--Lieberman ticket ain't gonna happen; even so, it speaks to Rove's hubris that he'd actually get on the phone and ask Lieberman to take himself out of the running.

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