In which we take a look back at the departing federal lawmakers we'll miss most in 2013.
Name: Sen. Joe Lieberman ("I"-CT)
Leaving Congress Because: Retiring
Best Known For: Getting jowl-deep into Iraq, whether America wanted it or not.
Memorable Quote: "We are in a three-way split decision for third place." One of the great- nay, the greatest political quote of all time. Step down, Dan Quayle. Stick a pipe in it, JFK. This is the best there ever will be.
Greatest Accomplishment: He failed to win the support of seniors in Florida in the 2000 presidential election. He's Jewish. It's Florida. The mind boggles.
Why We'll Miss Him: Getting lost in those jowls for hours. It's like a being in a Snuggie, warmed by the glow of moderate waffling.
What He's Doing Next: Letting the door hit him on the way out, since nobody went to his goodbye party.
What the Future Holds for Him: Tinkering with ways to harness the energy potential of Joementum. Discovering that a potato can power a lightbulb. Hanging up his jowls and calling it a day.
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Tags: Connecticut, Independent, Joe Lieberman, Senate