Saturday, January 13, 2007

Is Joe Lieberman Laying the Foundation to Break with the Democratic Caucus . . . .

. . . . And give control of the Senate to the Republicans?

Joe Lieberman questions Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, Peter Pace, during the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Bush's plan to escalate the war in Iraq:

Lieberman doesn't exactly question these men, but rather asks leading questions that are supportive of Bush's rhetoric about the planned increase of troops to Iraq and dismissive of some Democrats' proposals for the war in Iraq. Lieberman skates along the edge of acceptable party etiquette when talking about policies coming from members of his own party -- but then Lieberman is no longer a Democrat, and owes them no loyalty. The loyalty he shows to Bush, however, is palpable.

If Democrats introduce legislation to stop Bush from escalating the war in Iraq, will Joe bolt from the Democratic Caucus and hand control over the Senate to the Republicans? It's not like this wasn't predictable.

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