Prudence and I had theorized that Dick Cheney’s recent back injury–officially attributed to a strain that occurred while he was moving out of the Vice President’s official residence–occurred because he wouldn’t let anyone else touch his trove of locked filing cabinets. Because, seriously, Cheney seems about as likely to perform menial labor tasks as I am to balance my own checkbook.
But Sen. Joe Lieberman had his own suggestion about the Big Dick’s injury at this weekend’s annual Robert E. Lee dinner of the Alfalfa Club.
“I had no idea waterboards were so heavy,” the Connecticut senator reportedly quipped.
Lieberman, whose comedic chops are as notorious in DC as his predilection for switching sides when it suits his own ambition, seems to have had the best material of all the zingers that leaked from the annual booze-fueled elitist roast.
The outgoing president of the Alfalfa Club, Lieberman teased Sarah Palin in a way allowable only for a fellow veteran of the vice presidential campaign trail, according to McClatchy.
“I was seriously being considered to be McCain’s pick for vice president,” said Lieberman.
“But then John called me,” Lieberman said. “As he always does, he got right to the point. He said, ‘Joe, I can’t do it. I need more than just a pretty face.’ ”
“I was so close. As close as Alaska is to Russia. You could almost say that from my doorstep I could see the Vice President’s mansion,” he said.
Politico also reports Lieberman worked in a flattering dig at the new President, telling Barack Obama, “I appreciated your humility when you chose not to arrive at your Inaugural ceremony by walking across the reflecting pool.”
But Obama returned the jab during his moment on stage, telling the Connecticut senator he had no hard feelings.
The door is always open, Obama assured Lieberman, who observes the Sabbath, so feel to drop by—any Saturday afternoon.