Uncategorized / 10.28.2011
The Gospel According to Joe
Joseph Lieberman, the most senior member of Connecticut’s congressional delegation, is nearing the end of his third, and what he has said is his final, term in the U.S. Senate. Elected twice as a Democrat, in his last race, in 2006, Sen. Lieberman lost his bid for re-election in the Democratic primary. Less than a month after that stinging defeat, his campaign officially filed paperwork allowing the former 2000 Democratic nominee for vice president to collect signatures under the “Connecticut for Lieberman” Party.
Critics contend Old Joe is really a wolf in sheep’s clothing, and that his vocal support of the Iraq war, endorsement of Sen. John McCain for president in 2008 and countless appearances on conservative media shows belie his membership in the Democratic Party — from which he never resigned, even while running as a third-party candidate.
Through it all, one of the Senate’s more affable members has remained consistent on at least one thing: Being shomer Shabbat, or Sabbath observant.