Lie-berman Might Bolt to GOP

| Tue Nov. 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST

We all saw this coming. After promising Connecticut that he'd vote with with the Democratic caucus if reelected, Say-it-Ain't-Joe is now saying that he might jump ship and vote with the GOP:

"I'm not ruling it out, but I hope I don't get to that point. And, and I must say, and with all respect to the Republicans who supported me in Connecticut, nobody ever said, 'We're doing this because we, we want you to switch over,' " he told Meet the Press' Tim Russert.

What might get him to change his tune?: If the Dems seek to enforce party discipline (heavens forbid!) or if the GOP offeres to keep him as a committee chairman and respect his seniority.

Lieberman added: "I am going to Washington beholden to no political group except the people of Connecticut and, of course, my conscience."

Great.