Democratic Convention: Walking The Walk

Lieberman's faith has been so central to his life that even his political foes know to respect it

It was almost exactly two years ago, at that moment in the Lewinsky matter when Bill Clinton was making his sweatiest dodges about "inappropriate" behavior, that Bill Bennett, the saturnine Republican, phoned Joe Lieberman, the deeply religious Democrat. For several years Lieberman had been Bennett's partner in a fight against Jerry Springer, blood-spurting video games, Marilyn Manson and the general run of rap lyrics. Now Bennett wanted Lieberman to speak to Clinton. "You need to tell him to resign," he said, "because you're Nathan."

Nathan? Bennett, a devout Roman Catholic, knew that Lieberman, an Orthodox Jew deeply immersed in the Bible,...

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