A Telling Endorsement
Former New York City Council Speak Peter Vallone Jr. has endorsed Lieberman. I love his reason why:
"I'm endorsing Joe Lieberman because he is a friend and a great Senator who endorsed me when I ran as the Democratic candidate for Governor of New York in 1998, and whom I believe best represents our country in a time of great need. I believe that the terrorists are sworn to kill us in our homes and workplaces, so it is much better to be fighting over there than here, and it is not a time to place party over country. We can and should differ with the Republicans on how, but not why."
So, Vallone's first reason is that they're pals and, also, Joe endorsed him once.
I could point out everything else that's wrong with what Vallone had to say but there's really nothing worse than this tacit admission of mutual back scratching as the impetus for a political endorsement.