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McCain's Veep to Be ... Lieberman?

Rush Limbaugh fears a Lieberman VP -- and so do I.

Noted Duran Duran scholar Kathryn Jean Lopez says Rush Limbaugh no likey Lieberman for VP:
If John McCain picks Joe Lieberman as his running mate, he would “snatch defeat from the jaws of victory,” as radio talk-show king Rush Limbaugh put it in an e-mail last night.
Obviously, I have an elaborate nightmare where Joe Lieberman gets the VP nod, McCain wins, then dies -- and we're looking at a President Lieberman. At which point me, Tim Tagaris, Maura Keaney, Ed Anderson and a host of others all wind up in Guantanamo Bay.

Now I may just be engaging in extraordinary cynicism here. But over the years, I've watched Arlen Specter set himself up as conscience of the Senate and rail against the administration's abuse of executive powers, at which point everyone invests him with the moral authority to adjudicate the situation and then he lets 'em off the hook. And I worry that KJ and the Sacred Sperm Patrol are being likewise suckered.
Jane Hamsher is the founder of FireDogLake. Her work has also appeared on the Huffington Post, Alternet and The American Prospect.
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