Monday, August 14, 2006

Will Lieberman Receive Another Kiss Of Death From Bush In November?

There is no telling that Joe Lieberman will actually make it to the ballots in Connecticut this November, but I found an interesting line of query in today's Whitehouse washing of the news via the press briefing.

Perhaps, last week's love phone call by Rove to Joe means more for the Republicans than we can speculate here. As you read through this quick exchange, ask yourselves this: Why doesn't this question recieve a simple "yes" reply and thusly move onto the next reporter? Who is playing politics and executing parlor tricks here?
Q Does the President support the Republican candidate for Senate in Connecticut?
MR. SNOW: The President supports the democratic process in the state of Connecticut, and wishes them a successful election in November.

Q Wait a minute. I realize he supports democracy, but I'm wondering, does he actually support his own party's candidate?

MR. SNOW: I know that's not news --

Q Why aren't you committing -- why wouldn't the President commit support for the Republican candidate in that --

MR. SNOW: I don't know. Why do you ask? Is there something about the candidate that I should know about that would lead to judgments?

Q I'm just asking you --

MR. SNOW: No, that's just a --

Q -- it seems like a very natural thing, why wouldn't he support a member of his own party? Is it because he's well behind in the polls? Is it because the President likes Joe Lieberman? What's -- why not?

MR. SNOW: There may be -- there are a whole host of reasons the President -- I'm just not going to play.

Q It's not really a game --

MR. SNOW: It's not a game. It's not a game, but I'll -- okay, I'll tell you what. I'll refer you to the political office to give you the full judgments on that. I think you know the situation in Connecticut.
Yes, it is not really a game...so, why is Tony playing one? Another reporter tries to squeeze an answer out of him later in the briefing:
Q Following on Keith's question, so we should not routinely assume that the President is supporting the Republican nominee --

MR. SNOW: I think there's some peculiar characteristics going on in the Republican Party with the President candidate, and why don't you wait and see what happens?

Q What are those characteristics?

MR. SNOW: I think I was asking you and you wouldn't play, so --

Q Are there any other states where there are peculiar characteristics, or is this one unique?

MR. SNOW: I think this one may be unique. But we'll find out. Look, I know what you're trying to do and it's great and it's great fun, but --

Q -- get an answer.

MR. SNOW: Yes, well, they know the answer.

1 comment:

Kvatch said...

Mr. Snow is a constant amazement. Why they keep him on...

As for Lieberman...I wonder if Bu$hCo even know who the Republican cadidate in CT is. I sure don't.