For a laugh (more a Nelson HA! from The Simpson's than real laughter), I was reading a sad piece of journalism on the website The Politico, which tried to convince people that Joe Lieberman is really a Democrat. Imagine my surprise when I read the following ...
Aides take cues from Lieberman's actions. He voted with Democrats 90 percent of the time before the November election -- a point he raised on the primary campaign trail -- and continues to hold that average in his first two months as an independent.
"If he was seriously thinking about becoming a Republican, the last thing he would do is propose a new tax," Gerstein said.
That's a war-on-terrorism tax, proposed early this month to ease the pressure that military budgets are placing on domestic programs. Hardened critics went squishy -- for about a half a second.
"This may come off as blasphemy, but I support the latest idea of Joe Lieberman," Democratic consultant Cliff Schecter wrote on his blog.(emphasis mine)
Couple of things wrong with that. First, anyone who reads or listens to Cliff knows he has nothing nice or "squishy" to say about Lieberman. Not to speak out of school, but my guess is Cliff would rather be gagged with Ann Coulter's Adam's Apple than say something nice about Joe Lieberman.
Second, Cliff didn't write the piece they quoted, I did. Look, I'm anonymous, not fucking invisible! If quoting someone is going to make your piece, shouldn't you at least make sure you got the quote attributed correctly? Is it too much to ask?
I'd ask Cliff to get a retraction from The Politico, but since nobody reads it, why bother. Did I mention they suck?