I heard from Senator Joseph Lieberman that when Al Gore chose him as his running mate in 2000, Joe’s late mother Marcia, a woman hitting 90 at the time, saw Mr. Gore. As a typical Jewish mother she approaches him and says: Al! You chose well!

As you know, Gore and Lieberman lost the elections. George Bush and his VP Dick Cheney were the victors. And it was a tight race. The unconfirmed story goes that Joe Lieberman naturally came home that day deeply dejected. The Vice President would be Dick Cheney not Joseph Lieberman.

When his wife, Haddasah, saw him, she exclaimed:

Joe! Do not worry; don’t despair. In THIS home you will always be VICE President!