Lieberman: ‘Thank God’ Palin won’t have to ‘be president from day one.’

In an interview with Connecticut reporters, Sen. Joe Lieberman expressed concerns about Sarah Palin’s readiness to assume the presidency if John McCain were unable to:

[W]hen asked by The Advocate if Palin is ready to be president from day one, Lieberman said “thank God she’s not going to have to be president from day one. McCain’s going to be alive and well.”

Former Bush pollster Matt Dowd has previously said that McCain wanted to pick Lieberman as his running mate, but the GOP base would not allow him to. Instead, Dowd argued, McCain “put the country at risk” by selecting Palin.