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  Obama's modest proposal: A Lieberman swap
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Last EditedRP  Nov 10, 2009 11:48am
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AuthorBen Smith
News DateTuesday, November 10, 2009 04:15:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionA source at the White House for the president's meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reports that Obama ended the event with a modest proposal for the domestic politics of both men.

At the meeting's conclusion, the two leaders walked out to the adjoining room where the Israeli and American delegations were talking.

“So," Obama announced, according to the source in the room, "we’ve decided that we are going to trade our Lieberman for their Lieberman," referring to the independent American senator and the hard-line Israeli foreign minister.
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