Lieberman Hints That He May Not Follow Dave Weigel's Advice


Earlier this month, my very politically perspicacious colleague Dave Weigel advised Sen. Joe Lieberman (CFL-Conn.) not to switch to the Republican caucus and thus flip the Senate. However, Politico is reporting that the senator may ignore this advice if the senate Democrats try to defund the war in Iraq. To wit:
"I have no desire to change parties," Lieberman said in a telephone interview. "If that ever happens, it is because I feel the majority of Democrats have gone in a direction that I don't feel comfortable with."
Asked whether that hasn't already happened with Iraq, Lieberman said: "We will see how that plays out in the coming months," specifically how the party approaches the issue of continued funding for the war."

Hmmm. I wonder what extra goodies, e.g., committee assignments, Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is offering Lieberman for the jump?