Saturday, November 15, 2008

Leahy Becomes First Senator To Demand Lieberman's Ouster From Homeland Security Committee.

The Democrats continue to astonish me. At last a Democratic senator has called for Joe Lieberman to lose his chairmanship.

Patrick Leahy says:

"Every Senator will have to vote the way he or she believes they should," Leahy said, in a reference to the upcoming vote on Lieberman's fate in the Dem caucus next week. "I'm one who does not feel that somebody should be rewarded with a major chairmanship after doing what he did."

"I felt some of the attacks that he was involved in against Senator Obama...went way beyond the pale," Leahy continued. "I thought they were not fair, I thought they were not legitimate, I thought they perpetuated some of these horrible myths that were being run about Senator Obama."

"I would feel that had I done something similar," Leahy concluded, "that I would not be chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee in the next Congress."

It really says something when Leahy is calling only for Lieberman to lose his chairmanship rather than calling for Lieberman to be kicked out of the caucus altogether.

It now seems to have been agreed that kicking him out is not going to happen and even taking away his chairmanship is being perceived as worryingly similar to taking revenge.

Why shouldn't this man be punished? He stood on the Republican platform and asked people to vote against the Democratic candidate?

But I'm not kidding myself on, nothing is going to be done to Lieberman, despite his treachery.

The Democratic Party's spinelessness will not change despite their newly won power.

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daveawayfromhome said...

"The Democratic Party's spinelessness will not change despite their newly won power."

I think at this point it goes beyond spinelessness and into treachery.

Kel said...

It's breathtaking Dave. He stood on the Republican platform asking people not to vote for the Democrats!

And he's still in the caucus? And it looks like he will still hold on to the chair?

I can think of no British equivalent to this shit.