A lot of Democrats are calling for the head of Senator Joe Lieberman. They want to strip him of his chairmanship of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and they want him tossed from the Democratic caucus.
At least four Democrats are trying to save his ass: Chris Dodd (D-Conn.), Ken Salazar (D-Colo.), Tom Carper (D-Del.), and Bill Nelson (D-Fla.).
President-elect Obama told Harry Reid that he believes Lieberman should be allowed to remain in the Democratic caucus. Jesus Christ! That sounds like Jesus Christ!
According to Paul Kane at the WaPo, "Obama said that expulsion of Lieberman for his support of the Republican presidential ticket would send the wrong signal after Obama's promises to set partisanship aside ... "
Those who wish to retain Lieberman stress that in spite of his fawning over McCain, he has voted with the Democrats most of the time. Obviously, the desire is to retain that vote.
But...but...maybe retaining Lieberman would send the wrong signal. Bipartisanship goes both ways. And, any way you slice the apple, Lieberman is a slimebucket and a traitor. He didn't just "support" McCain and Palin by giving a speech like Colin Powell "supported" Obama, he spoke for McCain at the Republican National Convention, he toured with McCain, he stood there in silent assent when the McCain camp went off the rails and viciously attacked Obama with scurrilous and untrue allegations, and when Palin riled up the rednecks and racists to the extent that Obama's life was being threatened by McCain/Palin supporters.
But...but...maybe Obama is right. He is the duly elected president-to-be and his wishes must be considered. If Lieberman remains in the Democratic caucus, however, there has to be some way to make him pay for his treasonable actions. Furthermore, we know he is a traitor, which means he cannot be trusted.
Maybe he can be turned over to the CIA for a little "rendition treatment" in Egypt.