We’d written about President Bush being personally disappointed by Sen. Joe Lieberman’s loss on Aug. 8 in the Connecticut Democratic primary.
The question now is whether Mr. Bush will go so far as to throw his support behind Mr. Lieberman — who has subsequently filed to seek re-election as an independent — and shun the already struggling Republican candidate, Alan Schlesinger?
“The president supports the democratic process in the state of Connecticut, and wishes them a successful election in November,” White House spokesman Tony Snow replied when pressed on that question on Aug. 14.
“Wait a minute,” a reporter protested. “I realize he supports democracy, but I’m wondering, does he actually support his own party’s candidate?”
“I don’t know,” Mr. Snow honestly answered, referring followup questions to the White House political office.