Holy Moldy

by digby

So Joe the sanctimonious jerk is making his move:

Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman, one of John McCain’s closest political allies, said Friday he does not believe that Barack Obama is unprepared to be president.

“I’m saying he is less prepared than McCain,” Lieberman said.

But what about Sarah Palin?

Is she ready?

“If, God forbid, an accident occurs or something of that kind?” Lieberman said. “Um, she’ll be ready. You know, she’s had executive experience. She’s smart and she will have had on-the-job training.”…

“[McCain] is ready to be our president at this very difficult time,” Lieberman said. “And Sen. Obama is not as ready. It’s as direct as that.”

Hendrick Hertzberg says:

Not as ready. Sweet.

That little word—“as”—is supposed to be Lieberman’s life jacket, I guess, now that the SS McCain looks like it’s going glug glug glug and may not, after all, be seaworthy enough to deliver its chaplain to that big corner office in the Pentagon. Google “lieberman obama ‘not ready’” if you need a few thousand samples of the unqualified way Joe talked about Barack’s readiness before the ship hit the iceberg.

You probably don't need any reminding of any more of Lieberman's perfidy, but Hertzberg runs down some of the highlights if you like to torture yourself.

This reminds me of something that's been driving me nuts for the past few days. The gasbags are chattering excitedly about the potential filibuster-proof Democratic senate majority. On what planet does anyone think that's actually going to be operative? It wouldn't happen with people like Ben Nelson or Mary Landrieu, much less Holy Joe. In fact, this fantasy would put Lieberman right back where he was in the last congress --- the deciding vote. Oy vey. They'd be better off just sticking with 59 votes than let that jackass run his game anymore.

Matthews said today that he thought the governing party should have a filibuster proof majority so he would know who to blame when nothing gets done. Doesn't that sound like a perfect set up? Either Reid and Obama will have to whip up some unprecedented party loyalty or they're going to have to educate the mainstream media about the fact that having 60 "Democrats" in the Senate isn't a magic legislative bullet. I'm not sure which one of those things is less likely to succeed.