Several top Democratic senators have launched a behind-the-scenes effort to save Sen. Joe Lieberman’s chairmanship, despite calls from a Democratic base seeking retribution for Lieberman’s vocal support of John McCain’s presidential campaign.
Sens. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.), Ken Salazar (D-Colo.), Tom Carper (D-Del.) and Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) are all involved in the effort, according to top Senate Democratic aides. These four senators — along with other Lieberman allies — are reaching out to the rest of the Democratic Senate caucus to try to ensure Lieberman survives a secret ballot vote on whether to strip him of his chairmanship of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.
I am praying that Obama gives Salazar a Cabinet position so we can be rid of him once and for all. I promised never to vote for him again after the Habeas Corpus vote but at this point I'm ready to start writing checks to anyone from any party who can mount a serious challenge to Salazar. I won't hold my breath for that, there's not a candidate (credible or otherwise) to Salazar's left and the GOP can't find a single moderate in the entire state.