Which is why I led the discussion on the reason he needed to be stripped of his committee assignments.  He’s already meeting with the Republicans about caucusing WITH THEM:

WASHINGTON – Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell is talking to Connecticut independent Sen. Joe Lieberman about the possibility of Lieberman caucusing with the GOP.

Lieberman’s affiliation with Democrats is up in the air. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada, angered by Lieberman’s support of Republican John McCain for president, is considering yanking Lieberman’s chairmanship of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee as punishment.

Lieberman and Reid met Thursday to discuss Lieberman’s options, including possible committee and subcommittee posts for him. Those talks are ongoing.

A Lieberman aide, who requested anonymity because the talks are confidential, said Friday that Lieberman and McConnell, R-Ky., have spoken in recent days about the possibility of Lieberman joining the GOP conference. McConnell spokesman Don Stewart would only confirm that the two men have had recent discussions.

There were some of you who said Obama had bigger fish to fry than worrying about Joe Lieberman and you’re right; however, this fight was never President-Elect Obama’s – it’s Harry Reid’s.  And no sooner than Lieberman meets with Reid to find out what his future was going to be in the Democratic Party – he resorts to weaseldom and goes whining to Minority Leader Mitch McConnell today.

As far as I’m concerned, Lieberman’s meeting with McConnell should make Harry Reid’s decision to yank Lieberman’s committee assignments a REAL EASY ONE.

Open for discussion, y’all – do chime in with your thoughts, and suggestions for the next Discussion Thread.  I promise you I won’t be talking about Lieberman anymore unless he forces the issue.

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