Sen. Joe Lieberman has been named a chairman of Republican presidential hopeful John McCain's state leadership team.
Lieberman, an Independent who caucuses with Senate Democrats, has endorsed the Arizona senator and campaigned for him in Florida, Michigan, New Hampshire and South Carolina.
He is heading McCain's Connecticut campaign with Republican Rep. Christopher Shays.
George Jepsen, former state Democratic Party chairman who supported Ned Lamont's successful challenge of Lieberman in the 2006 Democratic primary, said Lieberman's endorsement of McCain is an affront to Democrats who believed Lieberman when he said two years ago that he was committed to helping put a Democrat in the White House in 2008.
Maybe I shouldn't help McCain out this way, but it seems worth reminding that Lieberman as VP (which you KNOW is the next step) didn't work out so well the last time.