AL & JOE’S MESSY DIVORCE: Howard Kurtz is loving this catfight, and wonders why the rest of the media isn’t all over this story:

Joe Lieberman, poking his former patron in the eye. Al Gore, elbowing back with a New York Times screed.

Doesn’t get much better than this, folks.

We’re surprised the press isn’t making a big, huge, noisy deal about the finger-pointing between these ex-allies. Maybe reporters are too busy searching for the latest plans to invade Iraq.

How often, after all, does a running mate dis the candidate who picked him – especially when said running mate wants his former partner to bow out so he can pursue the top job himself?

Not very often.