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December 14, 2009

Lieberman: Palin's Alter

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All Lieberman’s mishegas in poisoning the health care negotiations these past few days reminded me of a little take I did on Joe’s psychology about 3 1/2 years ago, while rumors were circulating Lieberman might become Bush’s replacement for Rumsfeld. The other thing that came to mind was this rare photo from last February’s mostly private Alfalfa Club dinner.

Yeah, I do see Joey (their hands and expressions wonderfully juxtaposed like that) as akin to Palin — both essentially children craving attention and a lot of drama, and wired to delight in being as subversive as possible.

(Photo: Clarence Page/Chicago Tribune. Jan 29, 2009)

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