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If that happens Lieberman, if he remains true to form, will sidle gingerly leftward and go back to pretending to be a Democrat.

Posted by flamingbanjo | June 23, 2008 2:01 PM

Lieberman's loyalties are to Isreal, not to America. That being said, there are plenty of Dems who fear the Isreali lobby enough to keep their mouths shut. Like the Cuban lobby, they have political power that can be used destroy careers.

Posted by Vince | June 23, 2008 2:30 PM

Last time I checked, LIEberman was elected by the people in the state he lives in.

Until they change their minds it doesn't matter what the rest of America thinks.

Posted by Will in Seattle | June 23, 2008 2:37 PM

There's a difference between being a cuckold fetishist and a cuckold.

Posted by Jay | June 23, 2008 2:47 PM

since Congress' poll ratings are so low anyway, why not just go ahead and kick Lieberman out to the sidelines, blame all the inaction on him until October

Posted by Just Sayin' | June 23, 2008 3:05 PM

Sounds like that should put him in a free and clear position to run as McCain's VP... (If he doesn't offer Hillary the slot.)

Posted by You_Gotta_Be_Kidding_Me | June 23, 2008 3:40 PM

Will, the voters of Connecticut decide whether or not Lieberman will get re-elected next time around. However, they do not get to decided if Lieberman will continue to play with the Democrats. Techncially, he is an Independent who caucuses with the Democrats, and only because the Democrats allow him to (they are not at all obligated to).

Right now he can pretty much say and do anything he wants because the Democrats cannot afford to toss him out of the caucus. If they do, they throw the majority over to the Republicans. The D's hold exactly 50 seats at present. Lieberman caucusing with them gives them a majority of 1, and control of all of the committees. If he caucuses with the Republicans instead, Cheney breaks the tie, and the Republicans would then control all of the committees.

Come November, if the Democrats pick up even a couple of seats, they will no longer need him to hold the majority. All of his leverage disappears. I say the Democrats should toss him from the party immediately after the election. The voters of Connecticut can do whatever the hell they want with him after that. I have no use for him whatsoever.

Posted by Reverse Polarity | June 23, 2008 3:59 PM


Even if nonLieberman Dems have 60 seats on any given vote there will always be a few who peel off and we will need a few R's and maybe that asshole from Ct. Lieberman.

Oh yes, too bad Obama supported him....

Meanwhile we have Brian Baird right here in Washington being all pro war and shit and if we don't take care of him who are we to complain about Joe L.?

What we should insist on is that first thing under Pres. Obama they vote to do away with the stupid rule that you need 60 votes to stop a filibuster.

Who lets anyone else filibuster in any kind of meeting? Why empower the minority?

Esp. a minority of one?

Posted by PC | June 23, 2008 4:44 PM

Let's just pray that in the spirit of "bipartisanship", McCain taps Lieberman as a VP running mate.

We all know how excited America was by an old, dull, wrinkly Jewish man* the last time Lieberman was on a presidential ticket. Please, take our lead anchor.

* Subtract "dull" from that, and we get Don Rickles. Now THAT would complement the Obama ticket! The classy prez and the out of control madman VP. I like it... Obama/Rickles '08! Yes we can, you hockey pucks!

Posted by CP | June 23, 2008 5:45 PM

Has he held any hearings as head of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs?? Waxman has worked his staff non-stop and what has Lieberman/Collins done?? Nada?

Posted by Shawn Fassett | June 23, 2008 6:34 PM

McCain - Lieberman '08 !!!!1!!!

A real winning ticket !!!1!

Posted by MrEddieFather | June 23, 2008 7:44 PM

You're confusing the cuckold fetish with the "hotwives" fetish. They're quite different; the cuckold fetish has an emasculation subtext quite lacking in the usual "hotwife" fetish.

Posted by Geni | June 24, 2008 12:54 PM

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