Harry Reid To Meet With Joe Lieberman Today
by Todd Beeton, Thu Nov 06, 2008 at 08:08:52 AM EST
HuffPo's Sam Stein is reporting that Harry Reid is set to meet with Joe Lieberman today, perhaps to strip him of his chairmanships.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will meet with Joe Lieberman on Thursday to discuss how the disaffected, controversial Connecticut Democrat-Independent fits into the future of the party.
A source with knowledge of the situation says that Reid will likely tell Lieberman that he is being stripped of his committee chairs -- a retributive move for the former vice presidential nominee's anti-Obama, anti-Democrat advocacy on behalf of John McCain.
Lieberman's current chairmanships include the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, the subcommittee on Private Sector and Consumer Solutions to Global Warming and Wildlife Protection, and the Subcommittee on AirLand Forces.
Stein stops short of reporting with 100% assurance that this is what the meeting between the two men will be about but says another source confirmed that at the very least Harry Reid is much more amenable to stripping Lieberman of his chairmanships that he was earlier this year when he seemed to rule it out. Hmm, wonder why. Could it be:
Joe Lieberman, August 3rd:
I assure you this, Tom: I'm not gonna to go to that convention -- the Republican convention -- and spend my time attacking Barack Obama. I'm gonna go there really talking about why I support John McCain and why I hope a lot of other independents and Democrats will do that.
Joe Lieberman, September 2nd:
When others wanted to retreat in defeat from the field of battle, when Barack Obama was voting to cut off funding for our troops on the ground, John McCain had the courage to stand against the tide of public opinion and support the surge and because of that, today, our troops are at last beginning to come home, not in failure, but in honor!"
You can't spell Lieberman without "lie." See ya, Joe.