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Sunday, July 16, 2006

Joe Lieberman Again Lying About George Bush Kiss

I don't know why Joe Lieberman keeps lying about the Bush kiss. I mean, in the grand scheme of things it isn't as bad as his whopper on September 13, 2002 when Lieberman took to the senate floor and said, "We know of the weapons in Saddam's possession: chemical, biological, and nuclear in time." I mean, people died for that lie. Lying about the kiss is only killing Lieberman's political career. But he keeps doing it. First Time Magazine reported:

Connecticut party officials were particularly incensed when President Bush kissed Lieberman on the cheek following his 2005 State of the Union address. In meetings with state Dems, Lieberman tried to assuage their concerns, but also kept reminding party officials he had a 70% approval rating. Even so, the attacks on the kiss became so vocal that an exasperated Lieberman told one group of Democrats "I didn't kiss him back," a response that didn't exactly hearten them. (The incident has become so radioactive that Lieberman now denies Bush actually kissed him, telling TIME last week "I don't think he kissed me, he leaned over and gave me a hug and said "thank you for being a patriotic American.")
Which was it? Did Bush kiss Lieberman without the affection being returned or did he not kiss Lieberman. The cover-up continues in today's New York Times:
In an interview in his Senate office, Mr. Lieberman said he recalled only a hug, not a kiss, but acknowledged, "There has been some doubt, based on the postgame films."
No, there is no doubt based on the postgame films. Examine for yourself:

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