Bye bye, Joe, don’t let the Joementum hit you on the way out
With that little troll Joe Lieberman milking his trollness vigorously, I wonder whether Harry Reid is trying to do a Jim Jeffords with Susan Collins (kinky!), who needs to run for re-election in 2008. Being Republican in New England these days is like being Democratic in the South used to be—in other words, switching parties is becoming political sense. Just ask Lincoln Chafee. If Collins flips, the Democratic Party can either (a) toss Joe out Detroit-style or (b) ignore him, and Collins, like Jeffords, can be a national hero, which is more important than personal connections in the home state (many of which could be broken, though when Jeffords did it the social environment was more Republican-friendly).