Lieberman Stripped of Super Delegate Status
The Democratic Party has stripped Joe Lieberman of the Super Delegate vote to which his Senate seat would otherwise entitle him because of his endorsement of Republican John McCain for president, Mark Pazniokas reports.
Lieberman’s endorsement of Republican John McCain disqualifies him as a super-delegate to the Democratic National Convention under what is informally known as the Zell Miller rule, according to Democratic State Chairwoman Nancy DiNardo.
Miller, then a Democratic senator from Georgia, not only endorsed Republican George Bush four years ago, but he delivered a vitriolic attack on Democrat John Kerry at the Republican National Convention.
The Democrats responded with a rule disqualifying any Democrat who crosses the aisle from being a super delegate. Lieberman will not be replaced, DiNardo said.
So, the Democrats have responded to Lieberman with spitballs. Spitballs! At least they didn’t call him an “occupier.” Nothing makes a Connecticut Jew angrier than that.
In all seriousness, though, it stands to reason that a guy actively campaigning for the other party’s candidate shouldn’t have a vote at the convention. One wonders if Lieberman would have had the gall to try to exercise his vote even were the ban not in place.