Joseph Lieberman, 2000 News
senator from Connecticut, was selected by Al Gore in Aug. as the vice presidential candidate on the Democratic ticket. Gore picked Lieberman for his strong moral compass and rectitude. The move clearly signals an attempt by Gore to distance himself from President Clinton's scandal-ridden presidency. Lieberman is known for being somewhat of a maverick senator, breaking with Democrats on issues such as capital gains taxes, military spending, and school vouchers.