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January 26th, 2004


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11:39 am
In a CNN article, Sen. Joe Lieberman claims that his campaign is acquiring what he calls "Joementum".

Speaking for myself, I think "Fucknomentum" might be a more accurate description.
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From:jehanna
Date:January 26th, 2004 04:47 pm (UTC)
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If there had been any chance of my considering voting for Lieberman to begin with, that sort of expression would have killed it entirely. It's bad enough that politicians are all just brands these days; they don't have to sound like bad advertisements.
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From:buddhagrrl
Date:January 26th, 2004 06:17 pm (UTC)
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I'll tell you this though, I've heard he's actually a really good person, not just a poseur... apparently he is a kind and considerate person to work for and a good man; i would happily vote for him if not for certain conflicts of view... and of course the man's entitled to his opinions but it makes me sad ...
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From:trystero
Date:January 26th, 2004 07:04 pm (UTC)
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I've heard he's actually a really good person...apparently he is a kind and considerate person to work for and a good man...

I could believe that. For what it's worth, my strong objections to Lieberman aren't based on the belief that he's a bad person, but rather on his views on issues (and specifically on the fact that they don't align very well with my own views on those same issues). He may well be a nice guy, but to my mind he's a pretty misguided nice guy.

In any event, I don't think that being a good person is in any way a qualification for being President (or that being a bad person is necessarily a disqualification). I voted, twice, happily, for Bill Clinton. And I don't think he's a particularly good person, and I wouldn't invite him into my house, but I think he was a pretty good President. Conversely, I think Jimmy Carter was (and is) a very good person, and one who's done a lot of upstanding good work since he left the White House... but I think he was a pretty ineffectual and lousy President.

I don't look to Presidents as moral exemplars: they're politicians with law-enforcement duties, and I'm more concerned with finding someone who'll support the laws I want than I am with finding someone I like. (Not, mind you, that I'd object to having both qualities in the same candidate, but realistically, I doubt that'll ever happen.)

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