Not only does politics make for strange bedfellows apparently it makes for no loyalty. Only six years ago Gore was bestest, closest political pals with Joe Lieberman, choosing him as his surprise vice presidential running mate. But that was then, this is so now that:
Interviewed on Bloomberg TV, Al Gore refused to endorse his former vice presidential running mate, Sen. Joe Lieberman (C—CT), in his re—election race.
Said Gore: "I am not involved. I typically do not get involved in Democratic primaries. Joe is my close friend, Joe and Hadassah are close to Tipper and me and it would be very difficult for me to ever oppose him. But I don't get involved in primaries typically. He's a great guy and he's right on a lot of other issues."
Uh, right. Those "other issues" Lieberman is not right on are his support for the Iraq war, support which means he engaged in a tough Democratic senatorial primary fight. Gore is opposed to the war, as is Lieberman's opponent. But Gore doesn't have the courage to say that so he evades with words about not being typically involved in primaries.
And he wonders why there is so much hot air around.
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