Lacking any cogent plan to solve America's problems or a platform of coherent policy proposals, the McCain campaign has got only a few stale acts in its repertoire. One is empty headed fear-mongering. That's the role that the GOP's aide-de-camp Joe Lieberman found himself playing on this week's Face The Nation, where he warned that al Qaeda would "test the new President early." What does that mean for Joe Lieberman? That means America needs John McCain, who will be "ready on day one" to continue the Bush administration's policies of appeasement that have allowed al Qaeda to regroup, flourish, and uhm . . . presumably plan this welcome-wagon act that Lieberman is predicting. Anyway, the joke will be on everybody else when George W. Bush crowns himself President-for-Life, thus foiling al-Qaeda's plans forever.
LIEBERMAN: We need a president who's ready to be Commander-in-Chief on day one. Senator McCain is - incidentally, Senator Clinton said that over and over again and she was right. She was ready to be president on day one. Why? Because our enemies will test the new president early. Remember that the truck bombing at the World Trade Center happened in the first year of the Clinton administration. 9/11 happened in the first year of the Bush administration. John McCain is ready to take the reins on January 20, 2009. He doesn't need any training.