Not into Hillary Is 44 tonight. They give The Confluence credit for being 'right' in a Sunday post where Joe Lieberman is credited for Don't Ask, Don't Tell repeal.
The Confluence is linking to a post at Politico. They didn't make a right call, they just echoed. Friday, before the vote, Marcia's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" contained this:
And don't forget too that it was Joe Lieberman, more than anyone else, who pushed and pushed on this throughout the month. And he's not even a Democrat, remember? He lost the nomination in 2006 and ran as an independent and won re-election that way.
I'm not a fan of Joe Lieberman's. We disagree on the Iraq War and a hundred other things. But if the Senate gets this through over the weekend, it's Joe Lieberman who pushed and pulled and kept up dialogue. If it doesn't pass? I'll still say, "Thank you, Joe Lieberman." He made a real effort, not a for-show effort, a real one.
So you could absolutely say Marcia was right. She's not linking to an article at Politico, she's making her own observation and doing so the night before the vote. And C.I. noted it in this snapshot leading to that night's "I Hate The War" (December 2, 2010) where C.I. had to explain she was just giving Joe Lieberman credit for what he was doing, she was not endorsing him, she was not calling him the second coming of the left, he was a War Hawk still but on this issue he was leading. So Marcia got it right the Friday before the vote and C.I. nailed it at the start of this month.
Sunday The Confluence links to a Politico article crediting Joe Lieberman and Hillary Is 44 wants to insist that "The Confluence got it right . . ." They didn't get a damn thing right. They linked to an article in an after-the-fact post.
I believe in giving credit where it's due. I don't believe in creating false praise. Sorry.
"Iraq snapshot" (The Common Ills):