By now we've all heard about Joe's pledge to join a GOP filibuster to prevent any health care reform package from reaching the floor if it contains a public option. This is what the Democrats get for Obama's misguided "forgive and forget" attitude over Lieberman's repeated betrayals of the party over the last several years.
Hopefully the president and the senate leadership takes this painful lesson to heart.
If nothing else good comes of Joe Lieberman's legacy, it will certainly impact the way Democrats deal with turncoat DINOs for many years to come. This is a lesson sure to bore itself through the thickest Dem skulls like a titanium-plated guinea worm.
The fabulous Maura Keaney wrote a wonderfully acerbic article for the UK Guardian CiF/America (CiF meaning "Comment is Free") online website.
Joe Lieberman has become the Balloon Boy dad of the Senate Democratic caucus, a fame-whore so addicted to media attention that he hatches ever-more-desperate and risky schemes that sell out his "family" to earn press attention.This is the sort of article that's pure fun to read, and it's loaded with links to various online stories to support her amusingly caustic appraisal of our junior senator.
Progressives can only hope that, like Richard Heene, Lieberman will finally be exposed as a fame-seeking fraudster after his latest stunt, Tuesday's threat to filibuster any bill for healthcare reform that includes a public option.
No one who's been paying attention should be surprised by Lieberman's move, yet the Washington press corps responded as if they'd never heard of the boy who cried wolf. This is Lieberman's schtick, the only act that's ever consistently gotten him ratings...
We look forward to the day when Maura resumes writing regularly on a Connecticut blog. I'm sure there's any number of local blogs that would enthusiastically welcome her creative input (hint hint!)