Lieberman, the Democrat-turned-independent, announced several weeks ago his endorsement of GOP Sen. Susan Collins of Maine. She faces a potentially tough reelection battle and, with Democrats keen on expanding their razor-thin Senate majority, the race figures to be one of the most closely-watched in 2008.Why exactly would Joementum do this? The answer is clearly self preservation. Joe Lieberman has a vested interest in seeing that the Senate stays closely divided. With more Republicans up for re-election in 2008 than Democrats and a national mood against the war that he supports, a loss of more Republican seats could severely diminish his influence and power.
The people of Connecticut made a huge mistake by sending him back to the Senate. He is a Bush apologist and strong supporter of the War. He is also a spiteful man using his position to hurt the Democrats, most of whom supported the winner of the Democratic Primary Ned Lamont.
I hope in 2008 that the Democrats can attain a larger majority in the Senate and throw Senator Lieberman under the proverbial bus. It could not happen to a nicer guy.