It's All Monica Now, Joe
Sidney Zion - August 15, 2000 - New York Post
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AND the ticket is ... Gore and Lewinsky!
You simply can't think of Joe Lieberman without thinking of Monica. And in case your mind wanders, the television and newspapers will immediately bring you back to reality.
Because in reality, the only reason Al Gore picked Lieberman was for his famous spanking of Bill Clinton over that Oval Office yakahoola with the fair Lewinsky. There were great risks involved - would the choice annoy the goys? - but in the end, Gore worried more about the dress and the DNA.
"Out damn spot!" was the call that won the day for Joe, who was the only dry cleaner who could get it done. Instead, all it did was throw it back up on the screen in living color.
On the Sunday news shows, you had to check the TV guide to be sure that the networks weren't on reruns. I half expected the House Managers to show up with the mantra: "It's not sex, it's the perjury."
Tim Russert conducted a cross-examination of Lieberman that would have been the envy of Clarence Darrow. When Joe said that Gore approved of his attack on Clinton's morality in the Monica speech, Russert immediately ran a clip of Al calling Bill one of the greatest presidents in history.
This continued with point after counterpoint, until Lieberman said, "That's some research staff you have."
Russert asked whether Lieberman thought that Pat Buchanan was an anti-Semite. Joe said "No." This was an answer Bill Buckley couldn't agree with after writing a book on the issue.
Poor Joe Lieberman. He had no idea he'd be put on the witness stand by Russert and his Beltway media friends. They loved him for being the only virgin in the whorehouse.
What he didn't realize was that then he was a tourist. Now, he runs with Al Gore, whose only hope, say the Beltway Puritans, is to cleanse the party of Dirty Bill.
Gore bought this line; his pals and his polls told him so. If he goes down with Joe, they'll say he made the "courageous" choice. Spell that Jew.
But if Gore wanted to break ground, he'd have picked Robert Rubin, Clinton's Secretary of the Treasury. Rubin's message would have been clear: "It's the economy, stupid."
Rubin would not have been vulnerable to the questions now being put to Lieberman, who has backed off major positions he took on everything from Social Security to taxes to health care.
Plus Israel. Lieberman said in 1996 that if Clinton didn't move the American Embassy to Jerusalem, "I will go there and build it brick by brick." Now, he says it's not the time. And he praises Arafat, lunches with Jesse Jackson and announces that he wants to meet with Louis Farrakhan to prove that he's America First.
If all of this is what Al Gore had in mind, a mate who runs the gamut from Monica to Farrakhan, the gentleman C at Yale has a lot more up there than the Harvard guy with the A. Now if only W. would start drinking again with the Dekes, this Jew will start thinking twice.