Lieberman set on independent Senate bid
Voters in Connecticut turned him down, rejecting three-term Sen. Joe Lieberman for a political newcomer in the nation’s first major test of the depth of anger over the Iraq war.
But Lieberman, undaunted, vowed to run as an independent against fellow Democrat Ned Lamont. “For the sake of our state, our country and my party, I cannot and will not let that result stand,” he said of Tuesday’s Democratic primary results.
First of all, good for Leiberman. He’s one of the more sane members of the Democrat party. He would make a great independent Senator, and it could even set him up for a third party ticket in 2008. Who knows?
But on the story, notice how the AP calls Leiberman’s primary defeat the “first major test of the depth of anger over the Iraq war.” Is it just me or was there a presidential election two years ago? Thirty-three Senate elections two years ago? Four hundred thirty five House elections two years ago? Yeah, those don’t count apparently. But once someone who supports the war looses, that counts as the first test of support for the war. What a bunch of ridiculous “journalists” over there at the AP…