Friday, January 12, 2007

Joe Lieberman gives the president a pass on Katrina.

From Newsweek
Jan. 11, 2007 - Sen. Joe Lieberman, the only Democrat to endorse President Bush’s new plan for Iraq, has quietly backed away from his pre-election demands that the White House turn over potentially embarrassing documents relating to its handling of the Hurricane Katrina disaster in New Orleans.

This is more than shameful; it's cowardly and disgusting. Joe Liebermann, profile in gutlessness. Let's hope that the Democrats pull Liebermann's chain hard on this one. What's going to be the reaction of Vitter and Landrieu?

UPDATE: Crooks and Liars has more.
Congressman Charlie Melancon, a relatively conservative Democrat from Louisiana, has just hammered Lieberman's decision in an interview with Election Central.

"I'm just disappointed that he's not going to pursue it, particularly pursue it in terms of — I can understand that there's a whole lot of things we haven't had oversight on in six years — but Katrina is a major national occurrence."

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