Oh, boy. This rumor just won't die.
Someone with a lot of time on his or her hands continues to float the idea of Joe Lieberman as John McCain's VP pick, forcing the wee "Democrat" to issue new "denials"…
Despite persistent rumors, U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman, Connecticut's self-proclaimed "independent Democrat," said he will not be presumptive Republican nominee John McCain's vice-presidential running mate.
On Friday, ABC News reported the McCain campaign was "seriously considering" Lieberman as the "transformative pick" the campaign is seeking to further sharpen its message McCain is the race's true "agent of change."… Asked during a visit to Stamford this morning if he would decline a request from McCain to run as his vice-president, Lieberman said: "It's such a hypothetical I can't answer it."
I'm not entirely sure how Lieberman would transform anything for McCain. Maybe they mean he'd transform the campaign into a total laughingstock?
At any rate, I have to give Lieberman some credit for not getting wrapped up in absurd hypotheticals. If you'll remember, earlier this year he steadfastly refused to entirely deny that Barack Obama is a Marxist.
The man is nothing if not consistent.
Update: Not that I actually think Lieberman will end up running as McCain sidekick, but here's an interesting clip of the two would-be veeps — Lieberman and Bayh — facing off on Fox News Sunday after the jump…
Tags: Barack Obama, Joe Lieberman, John McCain, Veepstakes