Lieberman has the Dems by the cojones

This guest post was written by Barbara O'Brien of Mahablog.

Let's face it -- Senator Joe Lieberman has the Dems by the cojones. As long as he caucuses with the Dems, they keep their one-seat Senate majority. And to keep him happy, Joe gets to be chair of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. But his increasing coziness with the Republicans and the Bush Administration must have some Dems wondering if Joe's so-called loyalty is worth it.

Lieberman's support for Bush's troop escalation in Iraq has made him the President's favorite Democratic butt cover. And a couple of news items today make me wonder how cozy Joe is getting with the security industry.

Michael Isikoff and Mark Hosenball of Newsweek write that Senator Joe Lieberman has "quietly" decided to give President Bush a pass on Katrina...

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