December 18, 2008

Sure, his fellows senators were more than happy to let him slide, but his constituents back in Connecticut are not quite so forgiving, according to the latest poll:

Lieberman, who faced a possible formal rebuke tonight by the Democratic State Central Committee over his support of Republican John McCain, had the approval of 38 percent and the disapproval of 54 percent of voters.

The rating was the worst of any senator in a Quinnipiac poll since Robert Torricelli of New Jersey was forced to resign in 2002.

The state Democratic Party rebuked him too. Of course, as Steve Benen notes, they really did was grouse a little and slap his hand. Pretty much what he's accustomed to.

Those disgruntled constituents are now the last hope that Holy Joe will finally get his comeuppance. Of course, it would be just like Lieberman to decide in about 2012 that he needs to spend more time with his family and sign on for the big bucks as an AIPAC lobbyist ...

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