U.S. Presidential hopeful Joe Lieberman made a shocking revelation yesterday only hours after withdrawing from the race for the U.S. Presidency when he announced that he's "not really Jewish."
Lieberman told a small gathering of campaign supporters and staffers in Delaware that he felt it was time to come out after years of "living a lie to himself, his family, and the American people."
A new CNN/USA Today poll released just this morning shows that if Lieberman were to re-enter the presidential race he would stand a good chance of gaining the Democratic nomination. "I think what this poll shows is that the American people admire the courage of Senator Lieberman to come out and be truthful about something he has had to deal with and hide his entire life" said campaign manager Craig T. Smith.
During last night's gathering, Lieberman did express dismay however over the fact that he would have to give back the $2,200 he made from his barmitzvah back in 1955 and that he wouldn't be able to tell Jewish jokes anymore and get away with it.
Lieberman's wife, Hadassah, was obviously stunned by the news saying "How am I going to face my parents now that they know I didn't marry a Jew." As for what's next for Senator Lieberman, he says he will evaluate his options over the next few days and decide if he wants to re-enter the presidential race or simply travel around the U.S. to spread the word of Jesus and Christianity encouraging others to be brave and come out like he did.