[media id=6812] Word from the bloggers present at this morning's press conference is that Joe Lieberman, despite his utter betrayal of Democrats duri
November 18, 2008

Word from the bloggers present at this morning's press conference is that Joe Lieberman, despite his utter betrayal of Democrats during the just-finished election season, as well as his misfeasance as chair of the Homeland Security Committee, is going to keep that seat, confirming yesterday's reports that a "compromise" had been worked out.

A quote from Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Jellyfish:

"Joe Lieberman is a Democrat and a member of this caucus."

Hm. Last I checked, Lieberman was officially registered as an "Independent Democrat". Last I checked, he was elected not as a member of the Democratic Party but of the [Connectictut for] Lieberman Party.

Jane has it exactly right: Suck it up, peasants. She also has more details from the presser.

UPDATE: I notice in the video that one of the Democrats standing behind Lieberman is Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois. Funny thing: Just this summer at the Big Tent at the DNC, he couldn't name a single critical vote that Democrats had passed because of Lieberman's support. And then got nasty about it.

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