“‘We had hoped Vice President Cheney would be here tonight. I hope it’s not his back injury that’s keeping him away. Apparently, he hurt it moving some things out of his office. Personally, I had no idea that waterboards were so heavy.”
Sen. Joe Lieberman, not being very funny at the Alfalfa dinner.
Lieberman has defended the practice waterboarding in the past. Actual statement: “It is not like putting burning coals on people’s bodies. The person is in no real danger. The impact is psychological.”
However, now that Barack Obama is his new BFF, torture and Dick Cheney are subjects of mockery. Oh, Joe. You could at least hire a better gag writer.