From L to R: Chris Murphy, Joe Courtney, Rosa DeLauro, Jim Himes, Joe Lieberman, Chris Dodd, and a partially obscured John Larson. This is Jim's first photo with the rest of Connecticut's elected officials since November 4th.
Jim talked about Joe Lieberman briefly during last week's chat over at Fire Dog Lake, and here's what he had to say:
"As far as I know, Senator Lieberman did not endorse Shays over me. I do suspect that was tactical, and not a result of confusion over whom to support. I don't think I will be called upon to opine on Senator Lieberman's future, but I, like you, am really dismayed that he worked so hard for Republicans at THIS moment in history. Last week, the country was presented with radically divergent paths, and I don't think Senator Lieberman backed the right one. There have to be consequences for that. I'll note, though, that the American people expect all of us to get quickly onto the business of stabilizing the economy, withdrawing from Iraq, and restoring the basic competency of government, and will have limited (not zero, but limited) patience for partisan payback."This was from before the Senate's "Lieberman Capitulation" (I can't think of anything else to call it) and it shows how well he balances the need to look forward while being aware of what just transpired.
I get the feeling Jim will show himself to be a very competent legislator.