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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Lieberman Is Radioactive

The goal here is for John McCain to be forced to reject the endorsement of Joe Lieberman. Last week was his housecleaning week, when he cleared out all the crazy pastors and the lobbyists (but not all of them, as you'll see). But he hasn't made any statement about Lieberman, who is appearing at events with the man who said Hitler's extermination of the Jews was all part of God's plan.

Senator Joseph Lieberman is scheduled to headline Pastor John Hagee's 2008 Christians United For Israel Washington-Israel Summit this July 22. In accepting Hagee's invitation, Lieberman became the most senior elected representative confirmed to appear at the annual gala. Last year, when Lieberman spoke at Hagee's summit, he compared the Texas televangelist to the biblical prophet Moses, dubbing him "an Ish Elochim," or "a man of God." Unless he rescinds his pledge to appear at this year's summit, Lieberman can be expected to deliver another soul-stirring tribute.

Hagee has also called for the Dome of the Rock, the mosque that sits in Jerusalem and is the third-holiest site in Islam, to be destroyed to make way for the 3rd Jewish temple. This is all end-times stuff, the theory being that Jews must be in place in the Holy Land in accordance with the Book of Revelations to speed along the Rapture, whereupon all Jews die. This is what Lieberman is essentially supporting - his own incineration.

Joe Lieberman's associations make him unfit as a high-profile supporter and surrogate of a Presidential campaign. McCain needs to explain why he's accepting his support.

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