Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Creepy Joe™ dreaming of Minneapolis

While Creepy Joe™ Lieberman has pooh-poohed the idea that he would run as Vice President on John McCain's ticket, it seems as if he might like the idea of attending the Republican National Convention.

I think the DNC and Connecticut Democrats ought to give him a shove toward Minnesota.

And they can do it legally, according to the State of Connecticut plan for determining delegates to the Democratic National Convention (if ever you wanted to convince yourself that politicians wanted to keep the candidate selection process out of the hands of regular voters, this is the document to read).

According to the plan, delegate who fall into the category of "Unpledged Party Leaders and Elected Officials," include:

All of Connecticut's Democratic Members of the U.S. House of Representatives, and the U.S. Senate.

These delegates must then be confirmed by the Secretary of the Democratic National Committee.

So, while Lieberman caucuses with the Democrats in the Senate, he has insisted, ad nauseum, that he is an "independent Democrat." Since there really is no such animal, offiicially, that leaves him off the "Unpledged Party Leaders and Elected Officials," list. And even if he made an argument that he should be on the list (since he remains registered as a Democratic voter), the Secretary of the Democratic National Committee would have to certify that.

Time to contact the Democratic National Committee to let them know that Creepy Joe™ is not welcome in Denver.

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