That's Our Joe
Joe Lieberman, Hypocrite In Chief:
It has become a holiday ritual: Joe Lieberman and family-research officials hold a well-attended press conference to decry the impact on children of excessive video game sex and violence.
And, again in 2006, Lieberman indulged in another yearly ritual: taking campaign money from the entertainment industry.
Among the donors were Linda McMahon, chief executive officer of Stamford-based WWE Entertainment. McMahon said in an e-mail that she gave money to Lieberman because "I make contributions to a variety of candidates whom I respect."
WWE is well known for its video games and television shows. Its games are usually rated "T," meaning the content is considered appropriate for ages 13 and up. TV programs carry different ratings, depending on content.
WWE warns parents on its website that, during its more violent shows, "Characters may `hit' opponents with objects, such as metal chairs, sledgehammers, shiny new trashcans, baking sheets, metal stop signs or kendo sticks," or may slam opponents "through folding tables, announcer booths, ring barricades and turnbuckles."
In addition, WWE says, "Male characters may body-slam female opponents in the ring, and vice-versa."
Critics say taking WWE money - McMahon gave $2,000 in the two weeks before the Nov. 7 election - raises questions.
"If you're going to portray yourself as a champion against sex and violence on TV and in video games, it certainly doesn't look like you're completely serious if one of your big contributors makes its money from sex and violence," said Massie Ritsch, spokesman for the Center for Responsive Politics.
Actually, with Joe, it’s all about power and money. He has no problem being a hypocrite because he, like his buddy Bush knows they are righteous and should be allowed to do whatever they deem necessary to save us from ourselves. Principles be damned.
Hat tip to ctblogger