In the Majority: Lieberman's Fainthearted Commitment to Dems

At mydd, David Sirota notes:

Sen. Joe Lieberman says the likelihood that he would take a leadership role if the Democrats take control of the Senate on Nov. 7 is helping him in his race against the endorsed Democrat in Connecticut.

David blasts the Dem leadership for this result. I don't agree. If the Dems need Joe for 51, then they have to take him of course, seniority and all. Actually I was struck much more by this:

"There's no question it's better to have seniority in a majority than seniority in a minority," Lieberman said.

What is Lieberman saying? I think it is clear. If the Senate is divided 50-50, or if the GOP retains a majority, he will caucus with the Republicans. What do Conecticut voters make of that? Is that a plus or minus? Do Dem voters in Connecticut relish the idea of Lieberman caucusing with the GOP?

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    It should be abundantly clear (none / 0) (#1)
    by Molly Bloom on Sun Oct 29, 2006 at 07:00:37 PM EST
    Joe is out for Joe. He "just takes care of NUMBER ONE An' NUMBER ONE ain't YOU You ain't even NUMBER TWO"*

    *The Meek Shall Inherit Nothing by FZ