Ecclesiastical and political pragmatism, with a beat
Thursday, January 20, 2011
It Ain't So About Joe
From The National Interest, the Nixon Center's journal and blog, a surprisingly harsh assessment of retiring Sen. Joseph Lieberman. From my admittedly parochial perspective, I remember his graciousness to the disgraced former president despite the harsh commentary about Jews on the White House tapes and his support of the Center bearing Nixon's name by being one of its founding board members (along with Sen. John McCain). Beyond all that, I think we're losing someone who bravely staked out the great American center in a capital city that often seemed to have abandoned it in favor of politically opportunistic but ineffective zealotry.