Thank You Zell Miller

The bad news: The super delegates might decide the Democratic nomination

The good news: Joe Lieberman won’t be one of those deciding

The ironic news: We have Zell Miller to thank. Something good has come from his 2004 speech at the Republican National Convention.

Capitol Watch reports:

Thanks to Zell Miller, there is a rule to deal with Joe Lieberman.

Lieberman’s endorsement of Republican John McCain disqualifies him as a super-delegate to the Democratic National Convention under what is informally known as the Zell Miller rule, according to Democratic State Chairwoman Nancy DiNardo.

Miller, then a Democratic senator from Georgia, not only endorsed Republican George Bush four years ago, but he delivered a vitriolic attack on Democrat John Kerry at the Republican National Convention.

The Democrats responded with a rule disqualifying any Democrat who crosses the aisle from being a super delegate. Lieberman will not be replaced, DiNardo said.

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