Over the weekend, the full quantity of bile that has been slowly building up inside Joe Lieberman made itself manifest as the senator from Connecticut declared himself an obstinate obstructionist to his caucusing party's plan for meaningful health care reform.
It may be hard to remember, but Lieberman wasn't always the pariah of the Democratic Party. There was a time — back at the beginning of this interminably long decade — when he was one of its more honored sons. But much has happened since then.
Let's follow the rise and fall of Joe Lieberman, through the lens of The Daily Show's video cameras…
Part One, in which our hero is elected the first Jewish vice president of the United States, has the honor unceremoniously ripped from his grasp, and picks up the pieces of his political life to strive for a more august goal. (Part Two is here.)
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Read Part Two of The Daily Show Follows the Rise and Fall of Joe Lieberman, in which our hero faces a string of public humiliations, bitterness sets in, and he finds a new set of friends from across the aisle.
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