• Chris Dodd Sticks His Necks Out For Joe Lieberman

    Alright, who's the wise guy who went into the home of Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT) and unplugged the TV and radio, disconnected the internet, and burned every newspaper in sight?

    At least I'm assuming that's what happened, because surely there's no way that Dodd heard colleague Joe Lieberman (I-CT) rip Barack Obama, leaving open the question that he might be a Marxist Muslim, while simultaneously burying his face halfway up Sarah Palin's $150,000 miniskirt.

    All I'm saying is no one who witnessed all that could possibly be shepherding Lieberman past angry Senate Democrats without incurring so much as a censure or loss of committee chairmanship, right?

    No, seriously Roll Call… I said right??

    Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) acknowledged today that he is working behind the scenes to broker a deal that would keep his home-state colleague, Sen. Joe Lieberman (ID-Conn.), in the Democratic caucus, and possibly avoid taking away Lieberman’s chairmanship of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs panel.

    “I’m working with the leaders, and others, and Joe to see if we can’t come to some agreement or understanding that would allow Joe to come back to our caucus to be an active member,” said Dodd.

    What could explain this? Perhaps it's that when Dodd looks hard at his colleague from Connecticut, he sees a lot of himself staring back. And it is true that both men…

    * Face widespread disapproval in their home state.

    * Moved out of Connecticut as primary election stunts, with Lieberman moving to New Hampshire and Dodd to Iowa.

    * Lost said primaries miserably.

    * Declared a "three-way split decision for third" despite actually finishing fifth. Oh wait, that was only Lieberman.

    * Finished behind "Undecided" in Iowa. Oh wait, that was only Dodd.

    Well whatever the reason may be, it's clear that Dodd wants his state-mate at his side when the Democrats re-caucus in January. And it's because Dodd is loyal and sees Lieberman as an ally on economic and social issues.

    And also because he doesn't want to inherit the unfortunate distinction of Democrat with the largest jowls.

    Tags: Barack Obama, Chris Dodd, Connecticut, Joe Lieberman, Senate


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