Cory Leonard

Farewell to Lieberman

In politics on December 14, 2012 at 2:29 am

Another intriguing moderate reflects on the end of his political career.  Senatore Joseph Lieberman was a Democrat who supported John McCain and then backed the Obama administration on the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”

His retirement brings an end to one of the more intriguing political careers on Capitol Hill.Mr. Lieberman, who entered politics in 1970, was known for his unpretentious manner and levelheaded approach to governing. He was perhaps best known for his moderate brand of politics and his emphasis on preserving the ethical standards of a nation whose attitudes and sensibilities seemed at times to move from his own.In 1998, he criticized President Bill Clinton for his affair with Monica Lewinsky, a daring move.

Two years later, he became the first Jewish candidate to appear on the presidential ticket of a major party, when he was Al Gore’s running mate — an achievement he expressed pride over during his floor speech.

via Lieberman, in Senate Farewell Speech, Reflects on His Political Journey – NYTimes.com.

 

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