His close adviser, Senator Lieberman said this in 2000: " "Joseph Lieberman said Tuesday he was willing to meet Louis Farrakhan, the Nation of Islam leader who has been criticized for anti-Semitic remarks and has questioned the Democratic vice presidential nominee's loyalty. Lieberman, the first Jewish politician to run on a major U.S. political ticket, told American Urban Radio Networks in an interview he respected Farrakhan and was open to meeting with him to promote reconciliation in the United States. The two-term U.S. senator from Connecticut came under fire from Farrakhan in August, when the Los Angeles Times reported the controversial black leader had questioned whether Lieberman, an Orthodox Jew, might be more loyal to Israel to the United States. Asked if he was willing to meet Farrakhan, Lieberman told the radio network: "I am very open to that." "Minister Farrakhan has said a few things, including earlier in the campaign, that I thought were just not informed but, you know, I have respect for him and I have respect for the Muslim community generally," Lieberman said. "I'd be open to sitting and talking to Minister Farrakhan. It hasn't sort of come together yet but I look forward to it," he added. "This is a time to try to knit the country together more and to make us, as (Vice President) Al Gore always says, the more perfect union that our founders dreamed of." " - http://archives.cnn.com/2000/ALLPOLITICS/stories/09/26/campaign.lieberman.farrakhan.reut/index.html (emphasis mine) Minister Farrakhan is widely regarded as being anti-Semitic and Senator Obama was recently asked to repudiate and reject the views of Minister Farrakhan. Yet, close McCain adviser Senator Lieberman was interested in cozying up to him. Looks like Senator McCain needs to explain why he would have a close adviser who was interested in cozying to Minister Farrakhan. At the least, Senator McCain should be called upon to reject and repudiate the views of Minister Farrakhan and to reject and repudiate Senator Lieberman's desire to cozy up to Minister Farrakhan.