Joe Lieberman is no longer the De Facto Republican nominee - he is officially the Republican Party-endorsed candidate for Senate in Connecticut. The GOP's motivation is obvious - they not only are rewarding Lieberman for regurgitating GOP talking points that attack Democrats as terrorist sympathizers, but should he win, they are making a move to get him to support a Republican for Senate leader. In the event that the Senate is very closely split after the 2006 election, a Lieberman vote for the GOP leader could keep control of the Senate in GOP hands.
From The Politicker:
This morning, a source at the National Republican Senatorial Committee confirmed in a phone interview that the party will not help Schlesinger or any other potential Republican candidate in Connecticut, and it now favors a Lieberman victory in November.
"We did a poll and there is no way any Republican we put out there can win, so we are just going to leave that one alone," said the NRSC source.
Instead, the NRSC is pulling for Lieberman over Ned Lamont, who rode an anti-war message to a victory in the Aug 8 primary.
"Most Republicans would agree that he'd clearly be a better choice than Lamont," said the source.
Fake Democrat Lieberman is acknowledged at last to have crawled up the elephant's ass - and Dumbo likes it! Lieberman is now officially a favored Repuglican butt-plug!
Damn, it's hard to type when I'm rolling around on the floor laughing! My side hurts.