So, just how much do the Dems. want to exact revenge on Joe Liberman might determine whether they reach the coveted 60 mark in the senate. Joe Lieberman has proven himself to be an unprincipled, self serving moralist along the lines of Bill Bennett, someone I cannot stand. Beyond that, left to his own devises he could steer his chairmanship of homeland security and government oversight into the disruptive waters of trying to subvert the new administration before it even gets started.
he ought to go.
But then again, knowing that Lieberman could be removed from his chairmanshipand publicly humiliated by the democratic caucus could well keep him on a very short leash. Given that he votes with the dems. about 90% on domestic issues, and given the very real possibility that the new senate will also include Mark Begitch, Al franken and Martin (GA), Lieberman would make the dems filibuster proof (if indeed he were held by the short hairs).
How ironic for McCain’s bff. he might actually guarantee Obama’s success.