Have They Pushed JoeMentum Too Far?

Posted: Feb 22, 2007 3:39 PM


Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman of Connecticut told the Politico Thursdaythat he has no immediate plans to switch parties, but suggestedDemocratic opposition to funding the war in Iraq might change his mind.

Lieberman, a registered independent who caucuses with Democrats, hasbeen among the strongest supporters of the war and President Bush’splan to send another 21,500 combat troops into Iraq to help quell theviolence there.

"I have no desire to change parties," Lieberman said in a telephoneinterview. "If that ever happens, it is because I feel the majority ofDemocrats have gone in a direction that I don't feel comfortable with."

Asked whether that hasn't already happened with Iraq, Liebermansaid: "We will see how that plays out in the coming months,"specifically how the party approaches the issue of continued fundingfor the war.

To Time mag, Joe declared it "a remote possibility."