Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Lieberman says No 

Just when Bush thought he had some "Joementum", Lieberman goes and turns down the Homeland Security job.
Democratic Sen. Joe Lieberman has twice in recent days said "no" when approached about the possibility of a major job in the second Bush administration, CNN has learned.

The Cabinet vacancy at the Department of Homeland Security was the subject of the latest overture, according to congressional and other government sources. Those sources said the earlier overture was to see whether Lieberman might be interested in becoming the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.

White House officials declined comment, saying they do not discuss personnel matters.

Good move by Lieberman. If he took any job, his Senate replacement would be appointed by Connecticut GOP Governor, which would give Repbulicans an extra Senate seat, which they could use to stop a Democrat filibuster. Lieberman is a Iraq War hawk, but he is a liberal at heart. He's no Zell Miller.


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