Lieberman: Hagee Like Moses, Bloggers Would Have Bashed Him Too
Joe Lieberman spoke at John Hagee's Christians United for Israel last night, and for the second time he compared the pastor to Moses, the Hartford Courant reports:
In front of a crowd of more than 1,000 people, Lieberman said, "No, I don't agree with everything that Pastor Hagee has ever said." Some of Hagee's words, the senator said, "were hurtful and offensive to some people."
Lieberman again drew a parallel between Hagee and biblical figures, this time saying biblical heroes, unlike the demigods of Greek mythology, "are humans -- great humans, but with human failings." Lieberman said that Moses had his shortcomings, too.
"Dear friends, I can only imagine what the bloggers of today would have had to say about Moses and Miriam."
Hagee has said that Adolf Hitler was fulfilling God's will by driving the Jews to Israel. After that and other controversial statements came to light, John McCain decided to reject Hagee's endorsement, which he previously courted and defended.