When Democrats were trying to choose something to run for President in the '04 election, someone in the pseudo-conservative forum in which I was participating asked which if any of the possibilities a conservative could support. Naturally, the only one was Joe Lieberman, and some even expressed very positive sentiments about him.
That, of course made me sick because Ole Joe's nothing more than a principled dirtbag in a party full of unprincipled ones if you ask me, and I told his forum admirers just that. I came to feel that way when Lieberman took to the floor of the Senate to excoriate President Clinton for The Big Lewinsky, and then concluded his remarks without calling for Clinton's resignation. He did something similar when he demanded that Hollywood clean up its act, but then when chosen by Gore, the pursuit of Vice became more important than the policing of smut.
So it wouldn't surprise me if the news yesterday that Lieberman might think about considering weighing the possibility of maybe switching parties had some of those conservatives salivating. That's as opposed to their normal frothing, by the way.
As Joe put it, ""I have no desire to change parties. If that ever happens, it is because I feel the majority of Democrats have gone in a direction that I don't feel comfortable with."
Apparently Lieberman did feel comfortable with that direction when, after the Connecticut primary last year, he became known to his party as Joe Who? And he was still comfortable when he won re-election despite the bad-mouthing he received, and despite his friend and fellow Senator Chris Dodd (D-Con) having supported Ned Who.
That was the time to switch. Now it would look if he's just using Republicans to try to win a war.
But I have no doubt Republicans would be thrilled to have him, since it would give them back control of the Senate – and show them to be just as unprincipled as the Democrats. But secretly, we already knew that, didn't we? I mean, they're scum, but they're our scum, right? Besides, Lieberman is probably better than at least one prominent Republican from every State.