Lieberman, Kush meer in toches
AP report appearring in Newsday, Lieberman meets with Rumsfeld amid retirement speculation:
Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld hosted Sen. Joe Lieberman for a breakfast meeting Thursday amid speculation that the Connecticut Democrat could be in line to succeed him.
Lieberman, who has emerged as President Bush's staunchest Democratic defender on the Iraq war, has bucked his party and been a vocal advocate for Bush's Iraq policies.
He was tight-lipped about the 7:30 a.m. meeting with Rumsfeld and Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Lieberman aides provided few details about the breakfast, saying that their boss does not discuss private meetings.
"Secretary Rumsfeld invited Senator Lieberman to an early morning breakfast to discuss the nation's policies in Iraq," said Lieberman spokeswoman Casey Aden-Wansbury. "That's all there is to it."
Joe, maybe that's why Senate Minority Leader Harry says you're "Lonely Lieberman" (via Think Progress):
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), yesterday on the Bill Press Show: “I’ve spoken to Joe Lieberman and he knows he’s out there alone. I mean, literally alone. Joe is a fine man, he has strong feelings, but he’s just alone. Even Republicans don’t agree with Joe.”
If you would listen to me I would tell you:
Macher Lieberman, the Democratic chochem. You think you're a mayven on defense now. You might have been a mentsh 30 years ago, but now...
Kush meer in toches, du farmisht schmuck.