Joe Lieberman had his going away moment, and no one came. Only one of the other two amigos, Grandpa Walnuts showed up and Senatorette Huckleberry Closetcase was washing her hair. Take it away, Dana Milbank:
It was a lonely farewell for Joe Lieberman.
When the senior senator from Connecticut stood to give his parting address Wednesday afternoon, just one of his colleagues, Delaware Democrat Tom Carper, was with him on the Senate floor.
As Lieberman plodded through his speech, thanking everybody from his wife to the Capitol maintenance crews, a few longtime friends trickled in.
In came John Kerry (Mass.), who bested him in the 2004 Democratic presidential primaries and then, like many Senate Democrats, endorsed Ned Lamont, who tried to oust Lieberman from his Senate seat in 2006.
In came Susan Collins (Maine), Lieberman’s Republican counterpart on the Homeland Security Committee, whom Lieberman supported over a Democrat in her 2008 reelection.
None of this is really surprising. Traitor Joe was a party of one; he stabbed everyone in the back to improve his own position. There was never any constituent greater than himself. He will not be missed.