'Public Sick of Partisanship': Lieberman

Joe says Obama never called back; politicos talk bailouts on TV
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Nov 23, 2008 12:00 PM CST
Pelosi says the auto industry must be bailed out, but the money still has to be accounted for.   (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
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(Newser) – Joe Lieberman told Meet the Press today that he regrets "some things I said in the heat of the campaign that I wish I'd said more clearly," and hopes Barack Obama will put, er, "country first" by leading in a bipartisan fashion. Lieberman said he called Obama during the campaign, but, oddly, never heard back from him, Politico reports. In other talk shows:

  • On Fox News Sunday, Obama adviser David Axelrod urged the next Congress to create a new multi-billion-dollar bailout plan to create jobs, The Hill reports. “We don’t have time to waste here,” Axelrod said.

  • Sen. Chuck Schumer told the same show that Congress should present Obama with a $700 billion recovery plan by Inauguration Day.
  • Also on Fox News Sunday, House Minority Leader John Boehner said he supports a bailout plan, Politico reports. He said it should eliminate some capital gains taxes and lower corporate income taxes.
  • Nancy Pelosi told Face the Nation that abandoning the flailing auto industry is “not an option." She said Congress wants to see a plan from the Big Three over the next few days.