McCain groupie Joe Lieberman decides to make it official and says what everyone knew all along—that he will be speaking at the Republican National Convention. Or, at least that sounds like what he said Sunday on Meet the Press.
After telling host Tom Brokaw he crossed party lines to support John McCain because "this is no ordinary time," Lieberman more or less confirmed his appearance at John McCain's coronation as the Republican presidential nominee. To speak out against "partisan mud-slinging." Video and transcript at Think Progress.
If Sen. McCain feels that I can help his candidacy…I will do it. But I assure you this Tom, I’m not going to go to that convention—the Republican convention—and spend my time attacking Barack Obama. I’m going to go there really talking about why I support John McCain and why I hope a lot of other independents and Democrats will do that.
And frankly, I’m going to go to a partisan convention and tell them—if I go—why it’s so important that we start to act like Americans and not as partisan mud-slingers.
Later, in the roundtable segment, NBC's Andrea Mitchell said the "good money" is that Lieberman would deliver the keynote address at the Republican National Convention..
That last line by Lieberman is very rich. Joe Lieberman, of all people, should know about partisan mud-slinging. Oh, and very nice of him to claim he will not attack the Democratic nominee. We will see about that, Joe.