If Joe Lieberman wins his Senate race in November (he’s ahead in the polls), the Dems in the Senate are thinking of stripping him of his seniority (Broken link, active August 17, 2006). While that is a truly despicable thing to do to a man who was your VP candidate, this is really what shocked me:
“At this point Lieberman cannot expect to just keep his seniority,” said the aide. “He can’t run against a Democrat and expect to waltz back to the caucus with the same seniority as before. It would give the view that the Senate is a country club rather than representative of a political party and political movement.”
Whaaaa??? The Senate is representative of a political party and a political movement? And here I taught the children in civics class that Senators represented the people and the state who elected them. Maybe this hair-brained notion is what’s wrong with the Senate. Every Senator who truly believes this, raise your hand, so we can vote you out.
Now that is just downright scary!