Last 2 Veep Nominees Are Party Pariahs

But Lieberman draws more Democratic spite than Edwards
By Jason Farago,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 27, 2008 10:35 AM CDT
Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., is shown Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2008, on the eve of his Wednesday keynote speech at the Democratic National Convention in Denver.    (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
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(Newser) – As Joe Biden takes the stage tonight in Denver, his last two predecessors won't be there, and they're not welcome, the New York Times reports. While the philandering John Edwards has his share of detractors—one delegate called him "a sick puppy"—it's turncoat Joe Lieberman who elicits the most hatred.

One Texas delegate said that in Denver, Edwards "would have to go into hiding," while Lieberman would "have to leave town in the back of a trunk." Vitriol toward the 2000 VP nominee is nearly universal. Said a delegate from Massachusetts: "Edwards was only unfaithful to his wife. Lieberman was unfaithful to an entire party."