Power and Politics - I am Not the Yellow Peril

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Monday, November 13, 2006

Lieberman likes to swing both ways

Electorally speaking, that is. Lieberman, the former 2000 DEMOCRATIC vice-presidential candidate who got ousted from the party line in his 2006 Senate race, received huge cash influxes from Republicans in his race against upstart millionaire Ned Lamont, who was powered by the grassroots and netroots.
He said yesterday on NBC's "Meet the Press" that he will begin his new term as a Democrat because it would make him part of the congressional leadership. The senator is in line to become chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. . . . . .

He was asked about the possibility that he might switch caucuses if he became uncomfortable as Democrats sought to enforce party discipline, particularly if the GOP offered to keep him as a committee chairman and respect his seniority.

"I'm not ruling it out, but I hope I don't get to that point. And, and I must say, and with all respect to the Republicans who supported me in Connecticut, nobody ever said, 'We're doing this because we, we want you to switch over,' " he said.

Joe Lieberman has ALWAYS wanted to have his pie and eat it too. Well, enjoy your little cry for attention, you are becoming increasingly irrelevant. I'm sorry if you are "uncomfortable" as a Democrat and want to be formally known as an "Independent Democrat, capital I, capital D". I don't feel sorry for you, not one bit. You want to be a Zell Miller, have the guts to go whole heartedly instead of just namby-pambying around. Now the majorty of Americans who voted in a Democratic House and Senate to check the excesses of the Bushco administration has to deal with your pussyfooting and backstabbing for at least two more years. AAaaarrrgHHH!

It's not like I didn't expect this or anything, having blogged about the challenges of Lieberman before.

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