In other earth-shattering news, scientists have also concluded the sun will rise from the east.
Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman of Connecticut told the Politico Thursday that he has no immediate plans to switch parties, but suggested Democratic opposition to funding the war in Iraq might change his mind.
Lieberman, a self-styled independent who caucuses with the Democrats, has been among the strongest supporters of the war and President Bush's plan to send another 21,500 combat troops into Iraq to help quell the violence there.
"I have no desire to change parties," Lieberman said in a telephone interview. "If that ever happens, it is because I feel the majority of Democrats have gone in a direction that I don't feel comfortable with."
Asked whether that hasn't already happened with Iraq, Lieberman said: "We will see how that plays out in the coming months," specifically how the party approaches the issue of continued funding for the war.
He suggested, however, that the forthcoming showdown over new funding could be a deciding factor that would lure him to the Republican Party.
"I hope we don't get to that point," Lieberman said. "That's about all I will say on it today. That would hurt."
Hey, Harry, how did that walking-on-eggshells-to-make-Joe-feel-comfortable plan work out? So much for that Senate majority. Connecticut Democrats, PLEASE call your Senator and tell him to stop hitching his wagon to a train that's going over a cliff.
David Sirota thinks the Dems should hope Lieberman becomes a Republican.