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Sunday, November 23, 2008

Answers weren't exactly provided.

A semi-repentant Joe Lieberman took to the set of "Meet the Press" on Sunday, tasked with explaining his conduct on the campaign trail, his attacks on Barack Obama, and his future in the Democratic Party.
Answers weren't exactly provided.
During the interview with Tom Brokaw, Lieberman downplayed some of the criticisms he lobbed during the heat of the election. But the Senator wouldn't actually explain which statements he regretted.
Asked to explain whether he truly thought Sarah Palin was more qualified than the now President-elect, Lieberman evaded the question.
Pressed on whether he thought he deserved to be punished by members of his own party, Lieberman insisted that now was not the time for retrospective political analysis.
"I do regret, as I said to the caucus and afterward publicly, there are some things I said during the heat of the campaign that I should have said more clearly and some things I shouldn't have said at all," declared the Connecticut Independent. "They stressed disapproval for some of the things I said. I accept that. That was the spirit of reconciliation. Now we move on together to get the nation's business done... We don't have the luxury of looking back. He is the winner, he is the President-elect."
It was act two in the rehabilitation of Joe Lieberman. The Senator spent the past year practicing a type of politicking that confounded and angered the Democratic party's leading figures, who had been promised by Lieberman that he would not let his McCain advocacy lead to sharp anti-Obama barbs.
The 2000 Democratic vice presidential nominee was reminded that he had pledged not to go to the Republican convention and "spend his time attacking Barack Obama" -- only to question Obama's experience on the St. Paul stage.


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