Holy Joe: Alito’s my guy now
Why doesn’t McCain just go ahead and name Lieberman his Veep now, since the Connecticut senator has now declared his 2006 vote against SCOTUS nominee Samuel Alito was wrong. George Will spoke to Holy Joe’s office and said this on This Week:
WILL: Well, I called Lieberman’s office this week and said, “why did your man vote against Alito?” And they said, “he was wrong, now he likes Alito.”
STEPHANOPOLOUS: Did they really say he was wrong? That the vote was wrong?
WILL: He said that now that having seen Alito in action.
As Think Progress noted, one of Joe Lieberman’s reasons for opposing Alito was because of the nominee’s views on equal opportunity and discrimination in the workplace.
For example, in civil rights cases, Judge Alito has repeatedly established a very high bar, an unusually high bar, for entrance to our Courts for people who believed they’ve been denied equal opportunity and fair treatment based on race or gender.
So much for that turnaround.
Bonus: And in the Ripley’s Believe It Or Not, look at this Freudian slip by the AP on this article about VP picks (this screenshot is from “Obama veep announcement expected in coming days” 9:38 PM on Tuesday):