Sen. Joe Lieberman Doesn’t Want Re-Election
Matt | On 21, Jan 2011
Democrat-turned-Independent Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) has decided to give up the charade. He will not seek a fifth term in the U.S. Senate after this one ends in January 2013.
::cue the roaring applause::
Lieberman has been an “interesting” character, to say the least, in the Senate. He used to be a Democrat. Then when he was threatened with possibly losing his seat in 2006, he switched and became an Independent because he lost the Democratic primary. His game of switcheroo weakened the Democratic majority in the Senate. But, then again, he was a pretty wishy-washy character anyway, so they didn’t lose much.
Joe-Joe has spent over 40 years in public office, starting with the Connecticut Senate. He later became the state’s attorney general. In 1988, he was elected to the U.S. Senate – the position he currently. Lieberman attributes his retirement to simply “moving on” to other forms of public service.
In English, that means his ass would have been fried in the next election cycle, so he’s cutting his losses.
Democrats have been generally OVER Sen. Lieberman after he endorsed John McCain (the Republican) for president in 2008. That combined with the party switch in 2006 left a bad taste in a lot of people’s mouths. Lieberman was often crossing party lines to side with Republicans on issues, so he was spineless in more than a few people’s eyes. The Daily Show w/Jon Stewart frequently roasted Lieberman, comparing him to the likes of Droopy the Dog because of his monotone voice and saggy face.
So Joe-Joe, don’t let the door hit you where God split you… Peace!