BREAKING: Senate Dems Cave To Joe Lieberman's Threats

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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