Arizona’s angry old man, Sen. John McCain, the leader of the original Neocon Three Stooges with Sens. Joe Lieberman and Lindsey Graham, wants to get the band back together. The Washington Post reports, McCain tells White House he wants Lieberman for defense secretary:

vanity-fair-mccain-lieberman-graham3Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), incoming chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said Monday that White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough had contacted him about his thoughts on who should be the next defense secretary.


I said Lieberman,” McCain told our colleague Steven Ginsberg as he got off the Amtrak Acela from Washington to New York. McCain laughed and said McDonough thanked him for his input, but that McCain did not think his close pal, the former senator from Connecticut, a Democrat turned Independent, would be considered for the job. (After all, he did endorse McCain over Obama in ’08.)

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[Readers] may recall that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) last week promoted Lieberman as “one strong option” to replace outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. “I urge the President to give him full and fair consideration for this critical position,” Cruz said in a press release.  And we predicted the suggestion would excite McCain.

Effin’ idiots, every last one of them.

h/t graphic