Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Obama Bi#$% Slaps Lieberman

From Roll Call via TPM:

Furthermore, during a Senate vote Wednesday, Obama dragged Lieberman by the hand to a far corner of the Senate chamber and engaged in what appeared to reporters in the gallery as an intense, three-minute conversation.

While it was unclear what the two were discussing, the body language suggested that Obama was trying to convince Lieberman of something and his stance appeared slightly intimidating.

Using forceful, but not angry, hand gestures, Obama literally backed up Lieberman against the wall, leaned in very close at times, and appeared to be trying to dominate the conversation, as the two talked over each other in a few instances.

Still, Obama and Lieberman seemed to be trying to keep the back-and-forth congenial as they both patted each other on the back during and after the exchange.

Afterwards, Obama smiled and pointed up at reporters peering over the edge of the press gallery for a better glimpse of their interaction.

Obama loyalists were quick to express their frustration with Lieberman's decision and warned that if he continues to take a lead role in attacking Obama it could complicate his professional relationship with the Caucus.

Wonder if Lieberman will keep staying things like this:
I worry that Sen. Obama has not had that experience (as McCain has) and therefore, ultimately, will compromise our security... and also our alliances.

h/t Daily Kos


mark said...

What the hell is going on with Lieberman, anyway?

Heidi said...

Hey Lauren
Trying to send you a video but the email isn't going through.
Here is a link to it

Heidi said...

Yes, the video is Chris'. Go ahead and post it!