Joe Lieberman's Defeat: Death Knell for a Generation of Hacks? - Rolling Stone
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Joe Lieberman’s Defeat: Death Knell for a Generation of Hacks?

Matt Taibbi writes that, having "fucked up" Iraq and "practically everthing else," Senators like Joe Lieberman are sitting ducks.

The reason the Lamont election has all of Washington so badly freaked out and dug in is that it's revealed a crack in the long-dependable mechanism of mainstream American politics. For almost four decades now conservatives in both parties have been governing according to a very simple formula. You run against Jane Fonda and George McGovern in election season, then you spend the next four years playing golf, shooting flightless birds, and taking $25,000 speaking gigs in Aspen while you let your fundraisers run things around the office.

See Taibbi's latest column here — and check out a complete archive of his new column, "The Low Post," here.

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