Septuagenarian Connecticutter totalitarian Lieberman emerges as front-runner for FBI post

Source: Politico

“Joe Lieberman, the former Democratic vice-presidential nominee, is the front-runner to be named FBI director, according to several White House officials and advisers. Senior administration officials have told others in the last 12 hours that Trump is expected to pick Lieberman to replace FBI director James Comey, who was abruptly fired by Trump last week. A person familiar with Wednesday’s meeting said Trump bonded with Lieberman, and the president left leaning towards the former Connecticut senator, who retired in 2013. Trump has not signaled otherwise that anyone else is the favorite, aides said, and has told one adviser he wants to make an announcement before he leaves Friday on his first foreign trip.” [editor’s note: Now there’s a name I had hoped to never see again outside an obituary – TLK] (05/18/17)

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/05/18/joe-lieberman-fbi-frontrunner-238563

  • dL

    and to think, we used to laugh at the corpses on the politburo…

    • Dammit — my first take at a headline referenced Andropov. Guess I should have gone ahead and run with that.

  • MamaLiberty

    When I first read that, I couldn’t remember who it was. Then I saw that he was a former candidate for something or other… and then I remembered thinking he’d been dead for a while. Wishful thinking.

    This Trump fella is digging a mighty big authoritarian hole in the ground. If we’re lucky, he and these boon companions will fall in…

    • Mama,

      One of Lieberman’s last big causes as a Senator was that he wanted a law creating a “Kill Switch” so that DC could shut down the Internet if people started disagreeing with him too much.

      • Ah history. Love it. I really aught to remember this. Hmmm. Why don’t I? Perhaps it is enough that I associate Joe Lieberman with John McCain and there ain’t nothing good about John McCain (save Meghan McCain).
        http://marriedwiki.com/wiki/meghan-mccain

        • dL

          I would think most would associate Lieberman w/ Al Gore…