Well, here's the least surprising news to come along in forever: Worthless, obstinate, self-obsessed turd Joe Lieberman is threatening to help torpedo the public option.
The Huffington Post: Lieberman Willing To Sink Health Care Bill with Public Option/10.27.09
And with that, let's bring back what I wrote about him last January -- when he came in at #7 on the list of the Ten Most Ridiculous, Shameful or Generally Unfortunate People and Events of 2008.
"7. Joe Lieberman
Title: Independent (as in, He Doesn't Have a Friend in the World) Senator from Connecticut, Political Opportunist, Embarrassing Jewish Stereotype, Guy You Never Want to Take Handicapping Advice From, Mr. Excitement
Big Pharm Recommended Treatment: Dexedrine, Pharmaceutical Cocaine
The Facts: It takes a special kind of personality to go from being one party's candidate for vice president to being the go-to political hitman for the opposing party in the span of just eight years -- and that personality is, apparently, no personality at all. 2008 was the year that Joe Lieberman finally proved just how shamelessly and entirely he was willing to screw over those who'd spent a good portion of their careers supporting him. Like a desperate high school girl who flits from one clique to another sharing gossip in an effort to be liked, he'd spent years playing both sides of the fence and every conceivable angle hoping to stay one step ahead of political irrelevancy. But it wasn't until the last few months of last year's presidential race that the true evanescence of Lieberman's loyalty -- and therefore the general worthlessness of his friendship -- became clear to pretty much everyone. Old Droopy didn't just turn his back on the Democrats; he took center stage at the Republican National Convention. He didn't just support John McCain; he insinuated that Barack Obama might be a Marxist and, what's more, questioned his overall ability to lead (a somewhat laughable implication, considering the source). In the end, though, Lieberman's gambit didn't pay off -- so now, in wholly expected fashion, his one-time campaign battle cry, 'Joementum,' has taken on an entirely new meaning: 'Joe meant... um...'"
I'd really hoped Lieberman would slink back into his hole and stay there after being sufficiently throttled by history last November, but obviously no such luck.
What's worse, his arguments against the public option are entirely full of shit.
Just like him.