August 3, 2006

Lieberman’s past arrest for impersonating a Republican comes to light

Posted in Holy Joe, political satire at 1:59 pm by thewashingtonbeltsider

images1.jpgby Paula Berrer

Documents released under the Freedom of Information act show that Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman was arrested in 1998 for impersonating a Republican congressman.  Mr. Lieberman was apprehended by officers outside the office of Pete Nichols (R-GA) wearing a dark wig and sunglasses (though Congressman Nichols, in fact, has white hair), during a time when the congressman had been missing for more than a month. 

Mr. Lieberman was remanded to FBI headquarters by officers investigating Nichols’ recent disappearance.  (It was found out later that Representative Nichols had been abducted by a jealous ex-girlfriend).  The police report says that Mr. Lieberman was released on his own recognizance, and that he had only sought to adopt the congressman’s identity for a short time, so he could vote a second time for impeachment of former President Clinton.  He was released , and no further charges were filed.

This is not the first time Senator Lieberman has tried to aborgate positions of the opposition party for himself.  In 2005 and 2006, he has voted with the opposing party’s majority on issues such as appointment of conservative judges to the federal bench, school vouchers, enactment of the President’s faith-based initiative, and placing new restrictions on Walt Disneyland so that the Ronald Reagan library could be called “The Happiest Place on Earth.” (“I need to support my Prresident’s party on this one,” he said at the time.”)  The revelation of this latest incident will further alienate Connecticut voters as he seeks to secure his party’s nomination for his Senate seat.

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