Joe Lieberman

Al Gore’s choice of Senator Joseph Lieberman as the Democratic vice-presidential candidate is interesting on two scores, both summed up in the phrase, "observant Jew." We do not dismiss political calculation in the selection of Lieberman-his early and sharp criticism of Bill Clinton’s behavior will help distance Gore from the errant president, and his centrist, even conservative views, may appeal to independent voters. Even so, the...

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