Wow. Our experiment is off to a great start—let's see if we can finish it off sooner than expected.
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."