Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Senate Dems Cave to Lieberman - Again

Reuters is reporting that Iowa Senator Tom Harkin says his fellow Democrats have voted in secret to allow Holy Joe Lieberman to remain chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, a post he used over the last two years to hide contractor failures, incompetence, and thievery by Bush administration cronies.

It was a political, clubby decision, not a good government decision. As TPM observes:
Reid and his fellow Senators have made the political decision to leave Lieberman in a job that he was a disaster at, rather than make the good governmental decision to remove him for the good of the country.
They'll be sorry. Lieberman can't be trusted.

Moreover, Blue Dog renegades like Florida's Bill Nelson now know the Senate leadership can't properly parent them. Go ahead, kids. Do your worst. There won't be any consequences.

Dept. of Amplification
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Jane Hamsher reminds us that for delinquents like Lieberman there's still work to be done.


varniklili said...
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wayne said...

If Liberman was to change caucus, he would be a regug, but if he stays as is and if Reid can somewhat control him, then the Dems could possibly have a filibuster proof majority. Doesn't this seem likley as he has voted with the party mostly. I not a Liberman fan, but I see why it has turned out the way it did.

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