Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Lieberman To Keep Committee Chairmanship

The Associated Press is reporting that the Democratic caucus voted 42-13 this morning by secret ballot to let Joe Lieberman continue as chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, despite participating in McCain-Palin campaign smears of President-elect Barack Obama and speaking on behalf of McCain at the 2008 Republican National Convention.

As was predicted, Democrats only managed enough backbone to take a subcommittee chairmanship from Lieberman on the Environment and Public Works Committee.

"We're looking forward, we're not looking back," said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, (D-NV) after the vote." Is this a time when we walk out of here and say, 'Boy, did we get even?'"

"This is the beginning of a new chapter, and I know that my colleagues in the Senate Democratic Caucus were moved not only by the kind words that Senator Reid said about my longtime record, but by the appeal from President-elect Obama himself that the nation now unite to confront our very serious problems," Lieberman said after the vote.

More on this disgusting story later.