When it served his purpose Lieberman praised radical Muslim Louis Farrakhan , saying, "I have respect for him...I admire what Minister Farrakhan is doing." On the other hand, he found the Rev. Wright to be a political handicap for Obama, one of many ways he went after the eventual president-elect. Lieberman's dance mode has been watched over the years by many who find it repugnantly shameful. Hear what Colin McEnroe, a home-state columnist for the Hartford Courant and radio personality had to say about his senator:
"The way you always knew that Joe Lieberman was the kind of guy who 'rises above' politics was that he always told you so. The way you knew he wasn't was to watch him the rest of the time."
With his characteristic rise to the occasion, Lieberman said the Senate's action was "fair and forward behavior". Right, Joe. On the other hand he had said that any attempt to strip him of his Homeland Security chair would have been "unacceptable". To whom? To him. See what I mean?