I tuned to CBS to hear how they would spin the speech by Joe Lieberman, former Democrat Vice Presidential candidate. Grrrr. Unbelievable. Evidently, the reason he endorsed John McCain is only because he is John McCain’s close friend and if McCain wins he will get a cabinet post. Grrrrrr. Lieberman couldn’t possibly think McCain was the right man for the job. He couldn’t possibly think that McCain is best for the country at this time. Nope. Self interest and loyalty to a friend. That’s the ticket. I thought the media line would be that Lieberman isn’t really a Democrat, that he is an independent now. Lieberman went into detail about all the reasons he is supporting John McCain (war on terror, reform, history of service and delivering on what he says he will do, etc.) but the only reason Bob Schieffer could come up with is self interest. Lieberman must have done even better than I thought. The speech was very low key in contrast to Fred Thompson’s, but it was very good and I suspect very effective. Hopefully Americans listened to the speech, rather than to the DemocratObaMedia spin.
Update: Just heard from another blogger via email that “at NBC, the floor reporter’s toss to Brian Williams for the adios after Lieberman’s speech was to wave her hand at the seemingly packed balconies of standing cheering people and say that ‘while you may not be able to see them, there are many empty seats here tonight, though we wouldn’t expect to see that tomorrow.'” For those who didn’t see it the first time around, and to remind all those who did, this is how Democrats stage their events.