Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) talks to reporters after a closed door meeting at U.S. Capitol November 18, 2008 in Washington, DC. Senate Democrats decided to let Senator Lieberman keep his Homeland Security Committee chairmanship despite having backed Republican John McCain for the White House. (Getty Images)more pics »Joe Lieberman was looking smug in front of the press today, and why shouldn't he? Just days after his neck was on the line, the Democratic party has spared him his chair position on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.
Many think President-elect Barack Obama had much to do with leaving Lieberman alone. Obama has repeatedly said he would like to see a less divisive kind of politics in Washington and reconciliation with Lieberman is in line with that thought.
And that's super-awesome for politics in general. Way to go Obama! (God I love that guy, don't you?) But I still can't help notice that smug look on Lieberman's face today. Take a look at pictures from his press conference last week compared to today to see what I mean.
I wouldn't mind the conciliatory pollitics, if I didn't feel like Lieberman thinks he's getting over on everyone. It makes me want to do something big and extreme like... write in my blog about it. So in the words of Lieberman's cartoon counterpart: "Boo Hoo. Boo hoo hoo."
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