He won the election and promised to caucus with the democrats in the Senate.
But then his friend John McCain ran for president and he went campaigning for the republican and against the winner, Barack Obama.
During the past couple of years the Senate leadership couldn't punish ole Joe. They only had a one vote margin for a majority. If they pushed him, he'd walk and the democrats would lose their majority.
But now the dems in the senate have way more than that (56 without ole Joe). So how will they punish him?
Looks like a slap on the wrist. The dems will be proposing a compromise: Joe will keep his Homeland Security committee and be relieved of a lesser sub-committee.
I'm with kos on this one. This is unacceptable:
Um, what idiot would think that taking away a subcommittee from Lieberman would be seen as a "stinging rebuke"? In whose DC-Beltway-addled mind is that even remotely punishment?Yea, I'm with kos here.
Let Lieberman keep that subcommittee. No one gives a shit about it. The only thing that matters, the only thing that Lieberman wants, and the only thing we don't want him to have -- is the chairmanship of the Homeland Security Committee.
If this is the "starting point", and given the Senate Democrats' history of capitulations, expect Lieberman to come out of that meeting as majority leader.
Hey YOU GUYS WON! Why don't you start acting like it and show Joe Lieberman the door.