John Glionna of the Los Angeles Times slips this quote into a piece on why Joe Lieberman’s candidacy didn’t catch on:

Said Elaine Kamarck, a professor at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University: “It was probably a strategic mistake to align himself with McCain early on.”

Kamarck is apparently referring to Lieberman’s attempts to paint himself as a “straight-talker” who can appeal to Independent voters. That’s all well and good, but Glionna doesn’t point out that Kamarck recently endorsed Howard Dean — a detail readers deserve to know.


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Zachary Roth is a contributing editor to The Washington Monthly. He also has written for The Los Angeles Times, The New Republic, Slate, Salon, The Daily Beast, and Talking Points Memo, among other outlets.