WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Joe Lieberman, who won re-election as an independent, has a message for his Senate colleagues in the next Congress: Call me a Democrat.
Well, Joey boy, that’s a little bit confusing, isn’t it? I mean, you’re not a democrat, right? Because you lost the democratic primary, right? And then you won your senate seat as an independent, right? I mean, I’m not a Connecticut voter, but I’m assuming next to your name there was a little I instead of a D.
So will he count as a Democrat or an independent who caucuses with the majority Democrats? In an e-mail message late Thursday, Lieberman spokesman Dan Gerstein said the senator will begin his new term as a Democrat.
With the Democratic takeover of the Senate, Lieberman is in line to become chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.
In a post-election news conference, Lieberman said he was reassured by Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid that he would retain his seniority when the new Senate convenes.
Oh, thank goodness. Because we wouldn’t want you to lose your precious seniority. I mean, it’d be a real shame if you had to wait any longer to become chairman of the Homeland Security Committee.
Here’s my prediction for Joe’s big plan for homeland security: keep fighting the war in Iraq, cause it’s totally swell!