Joe Lieberman: Endorsing McCain like 'putting a fence around the Torah'

To explain his unorthodox decision to endorse Republican presidential candidate John McCain, one-time Democratic vice presidential nominee Joe Lieberman used a very Orthodox metaphor. "The rabbis say in the Talmud that a lot of rabbinic law is to put a fence around the Torah so you don't get near to violating it," he told The Jerusalem Post on a break from campaign in Southern Florida on behalf of his colleague. "Well McCain has a series of very clear-headed policies toward terrorism and Islamic extremism [that put] extra layers behind his support of Israel," he said.