Wednesday, November 12, 2008

What to do about Joe Lieberman? (update)

By Michael J.W. Stickings

(For the record, I still want him to be given the boot, though I understand and appreciate Obama's desire to keep him on board.)

WaPo: Obama wants Democrats to keep Lieberman in caucus (but not necessarily in his chairmanship).

FDL: Schumer and Durbin want Lieberman stripped of his Homeland Security chairmanship (which, I would add, is the least that should be done to him).

TPM: "The full Democratic caucus will vote on whether Joe Lieberman is allowed to keep his chairmanship of the Homeland Security committee at its caucus meeting next week."

More reaction at Memeorandum.

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  • Supposedly, Censorin' Joe has already said that giving up his chairmanship is "unacceptable" so perhaps this is a way to get Lieberman to leave on his own without kicking him out.

    By Blogger Edward Copeland, at 8:36 AM  

  • I think you might be right, Edward. Obama doesn't want to come across as divisive, or as part of the same old partisanism. This way, Lieberman will be forced to defect on his own. Of course, he and the Republicans will still spin it as him being kicked out.

    By Blogger Michael J.W. Stickings, at 9:26 AM  

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