"The reason I have decided not to run for re-election in 2012 is best expressed in the wise words from Ecclesiastes: 'To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under Heaven,"' Lieberman said in prepared remarks.Uh...yeah. Joe isn't running because Joe knows he can't win. Lieberman barely won re-election as an independent last time, after losing the Democratic primary. The only reason he did win, was because the democratic candidate and hastily/half-heartedly recruited republican candidate split the opposition votes. That ain't happening this time. So Joe would rather walk out than be carried out feet first.
"At the end of this term, I will have served 24 years in the U.S. Senate and 40 years in elective office. For me, it is time for another season and another purpose under Heaven," he said.
Here's exclusive BTPC video of Liberman's presser:
We've consistently made our feelings about Droopy Dog well-known on this blog. Lieberman is douchebag. Want to know why? How about watch the two videos below for a refresher course.
See that? See how he acted when he wanted to catch on to some of the Obama's star power in '06? See how he acted when he was still pissed about losing the '06 Democratic primary to Ned LaMont?
We can't forget all the harm Lieberman has done to liberal causes since the 2000 election was decided. In fact, today's announcement just further cements with us the thought that Lieberman's outstanding leadership on repealing DADT was all about trying to reclaim just a sliver of a decent legacy he had blown over the preceding decade. While we acknowledge Lieberman's yeoman effort on DADT repeal, and enjoyed his summation of the difference between his position and his good friend's (that McCain was "simply wrong"), one good act does not excuse all the others.
Syonara, Droopy D. Good riddance.
BTW: This is the BTPC's 1000 post.