Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Sen. Joe Lieberman (D-CT) Retains Key Chairmanship of Homeland Security

I picked this up off the CNN.com Political Ticker:

(CNN) — Senate Democrats have voted to allow Sen. Joe Lieberman to retain his chairmanship of the powerful Homeland Security Committee.

The secret-ballot vote was 42-13.

Lieberman is losing his chairmanship on an environmental subcommittee.

Apparently, when the voting is done in secret, more Dems support Senator Lieberman than are willing to do so in the light of day.

Comments to the post are running hard left, however.  There will be a serious challenge to his seat from the Democrat Party who want to punish him for his support of Senator McCain.

This is one of those cases in which I hope the Republican party can deal with the realities of Connecticut politics and find a way to back Lieberman when he stands for re-election.  His wisdom and judgment on issues of great importance would be difficult to replace.

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