Nicole Sandler told me about this today, and she could hardly stop laughing long enough to tell me the story. She says she used to like Joe, but he joined the New Dems. She confronted him about it, and he said it was "to change the system from within." Yeah, right.
Anyway, she predicts we're probably going to lose the seat as a result. But omigod, he's sitting next to Suzan DelBene, who's speaking live on CSPAN! How can he not know he's on camera?
Being a good politician, he has since released a statement saying he was biting on a "hangnail." It was all a big misunderstanding. That's his story, and he's sticking to it.